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Military Police Officer Details

A military police officer is responsible for leading the Soldiers who protect lives and property on Army installations.

Officers supervise the execution of the five military police battlefield functions: maneuver and mobility support operations (reconnaissance and surveillance); area security operations (site security and response); law and order operations (law enforcement and developing host-nation police forces); internment/resettlement operations (military prisoners and enemy combatants); and police intelligence operations.

  • Lead small, tactical military police units and organizations
  • Advisor to the Army Reserve and Army National Guard

Job training for a military police officer requires completing the Basic Officer Leader Course II and 10 weeks of Military Police Basic Officer Leadership Course III in Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Officer leadership responsibilities
  • Skills and tactics of the Military Police Corps

  • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
  • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities


The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.