f. Evaluation. Incidents are evaluated as follows:
- Criminal Offense - an offense punishable by a punitive article of the Uniform Code of
Military Justice (UCMJ) or Assimilated Crimes Act.
- Military Offense - when the offense is strictly military in nature, such as AWOL.
- Traffic Offense - when the offense is only covered by traffic control statutes or when the
DA Form 3975 is used for forwarding a Traffic Accident Report (DA Form 3946) or
Violation Notice (DD Form 1805).
- Founded - when the complaint is substantiated.
- Unfounded - when the complaint cannot be substantiated.
- Information - when documenting information that does not require further police action
or requests for assistance not involving police enforcement action. When "Information"
in block #1 is checked, this box should be checked.
g. Complaint/Offense/Incident. The guideline for entering the types of complaint are listed
below. When you are reviewing DA Form 3975, make sure that both the word description and the
offense number are used.
- Complaint language from the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM) is used, followed by the
UCMJ punitive article number.
- Civil charges with a military equivalent are listed by the military charge followed by the
civil charge in parentheses.
- Civil charges without a military equivalent are stated in the terminology used by the civil
- Military regulation violations include the title of the regulation, the regulation number,
and the pertinent UCMJ article.
- Multiple offenses are listed and numbered consecutively.
The Summary of the report is completed on the back of the form (or separate sheet) as a continuation of
the Complaint block. Details must be a concise statement answering the questions of who, what, when,
where, how, and why. When a person has been identified elsewhere in the report, only that person's
capitalized last name is used.
h. Location. The exact location of an incident is important. Check on or off post as applicable.
The location must be so explicit as to identify the location from any other. Use street names, building
numbers, compass directions, measurements, and/or anything else necessary to precisely identify