Army MOS 31B Military Police
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  • Law enforcement patrolling by car, boat, bicycle, and on foot
  • Interview witnesses, victims and suspects in the course of investigating crimes
  • Crime scene security and processing
  • Evidence and fingerprint collection
  • Arrest and charge criminal suspects
  • Military Police working dog handler
  • Testify in court
  • Enforce traffic regulations and guarding entrances to military facilities

Job training for Military Police requires 19 weeks of One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which includes Basic Training and
Advanced Individual Training, and on-the-job instruction, including practice in police methods. This time is spent in both
the classroom and in the field. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Basic warrior skills
  • Military and civil laws and jurisdiction
  • Crime and accident investigation procedures
  • Evidence collection procedures, including fingerprinting and suspect questioning
  • Use of firearms
  • Traffic and crowd control procedures
  • Arrest and restraint of suspects

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Military Police provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an
advanced level Military Police, you may be involved in:

  • Supervise small sections in support of security
  • Installation law and order operations

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you will learn as part of the Military Police will help prepare you for a future with federal, state, county, or city
law enforcement agencies. You might also be able to pursue a career as a security guard with industrial firms, airports or
other businesses and institutions.

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Criminal Investigations (CID) Special Agent (31D)
Internment / Resettlement Specialist (31E)
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The Army has its own law enforcement and security specialists
to handle crimes committed on Army property or that involve
Army personnel or their families. Military Police protect lives and
property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and
regulations, as well as controlling traffic, preventing crime, and
responding to emergencies.

Military Police are responsible for providing support to the
battlefield by conducting Area Security,
Internment/Resettlement, Maneuver and Mobility Support, Law &
Order, and Police Intelligence Operations.

Some of your duties as a member of the Military Police Corps
Regiment may include: