to be a valuable aid to training; it is possible for instructors to present any subject visually and verbally.
e. The video tape recorder also allows the instructor to prerecord lessons that can be played
back at each training period in his absence. This is helpful in maintaining quality control. You will not
need to rely on less capable instructors who might otherwise be utilized.
a. Patrol personnel must be debriefed and released at the end of the duty shift. As we said
earlier, debriefings are held with individual members of the shift. The patrol supervisor is informed of
all significant problems and observations. This information is used to brief the oncoming shift.
b. Patrol reports are checked by the desk sergeant for correctness. All required paperwork must
be completed prior to the release of the patrol. However, some follow-up action may be needed to
complete started projects. The oncoming shift needs to coordinate with the off-going shift as to what
paperwork or contacts is required.
c. Patrol vehicles and equipment should also be checked before the release of the duty shift.
Vehicles should be inspected for cleanliness and state of repair. Also, if the vehicles or equipment were
used extensively during a shift, the patrol supervisor should check for damage.
PART B - COORDINATE PATROL ACTIVITIES
a. The MP station is one of the few installation agencies that remains operational on a 24-hour,
7-day-a-week basis. As such, numerous requests for assistance and information are received and
processed daily. The nature of law enforcement activity requires continuous patrolling, processing of
victims and offenders, traffic control, and investigations.
b. The wide variety of services provided by the MPs requires an SOP for station activities to
ensure routine and expeditious handling of complaints, reports, and apprehensions.
c. Complaint Procedures. Complaints are indications of wrong doings or infractions of
regulation or law. They require MP attention. Complaints must be promptly recorded and processed by
the desk sergeant. Telephone calls, personal visits, written correspondence, and patrol reports are all
ways of receiving complaints. The operations officer is responsible for quick response to complaints
(1) Police action requires the use of detailed prior planning with little warning and at odd
hours. Plans should be immediately available to the desk sergeant. Speed in implementing the plan and
deploying patrol units is necessary.