Military Police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies.
- Law enforcement patrols.
- Interview witnesses, victims, and suspects in investigations.
- Crime scene security and processing.
- Arrest and charge criminal suspects.
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
- Clean record.
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Driver’s License.
- No serious medical issues to include asthma.
Job training for military police requires 20 weeks of One Station Unit Training and on-the-job instruction in police methods. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Basic warrior skills and use of firearms.
- Military/civil laws and jurisdiction.
- Investigating and collecting evidence.
- Traffic and crowd control.
- Arrest and restraint of suspects.
- Interest in law enforcement.
- Ability to make quick decisions.
- Remain calm under heavy duress.
- Ability to interact well with people.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS:
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM:
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
- New York City Police Dept.
- Louisville Metro Police.
- Clearwater PD.
- Alabama Department of Corrections.
- Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
- Kansas Highway Patrol.
- The city of Chicago.
- Baltimore Police Department.
- Corpus Christi Police Department.
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.