PERFORM A TECHNICAL REVIEW OF MP FORMS
Personnel at all levels are responsible for military police forms. Commanders must ensure that crime
records and reports are prepared and maintained.
This information collected on forms is used to develop and evaluate law enforcement programs. These
forms should be neat and accurate. All spaces are filled in unless otherwise indicated. Narratives are
clear and concise.
Stress the importance of observing:
o The rules of grammar.
o Good sentence structure.
Dates. Indicate all dates by a six-digit number unless otherwise directed.
December 31, 1986 is written: 861231.
Names. The last name always appear in all caps. The first name is upper and lower case. The middle
name is indicated in full unless otherwise directed.
A detailed discussion of the many forms used by the MP desk sergeants, patrols, and the operations
officer follows. The forms are presented in Lesson 1 in the pattern of usual daily MP activities. This
lesson will present correct procedures in filling out the forms, the purpose of the forms, and will help
you identify errors in reviewing completed MP forms.
DA Form 1594, Daily Staff Journal or Duty Officer's Log.
a. Purpose of Form.
The duty officer of desk sergeant initiates this log on a daily basis. He records events that do not require
police action. This includes changes in personnel and guard mounts, equipment accountability, and
observations during a tour of duty.
(1) Figure 1-1 is a sample of a completed first page of DA Form 1594. In the upper right
corner are blocks for page number and number of pages. Each page must be marked with its respective
number and the total number of pages for that day's activities.
(2) The heading is to be completed with the organization or installation; for example, Office
of the Provost Marshal or 61st MP Detachment, Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne. The location is the building