What does a Military Police do?

Military police are the police of the military or armed forces organizations in charge of enforcing discipline and maintaining law and order in the military environment and for military purposes. They serve as police units in the armed forces and protect lives and property by enforcing military laws and regulations. They are also responsible for controlling traffic, preventing crime, and responding to emergencies. Military police investigate incidents and collect and safeguard pertinent evidence.

MIlitary police interview witnesses, victims, and suspects in investigations and assist or lead with crime scene security and processing. They perform law enforcement patrol duties and arrest and charge relevant criminal suspects. Military police interact with others in stressful situations, some of which call for suspects’ arrest and restraint or crowd control maintenance. Military police need to pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and complete 20 weeks of One Station Unit Training and on-the-job instruction in police methods.

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Average Years of Experience

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Common Skill Sets

Renewal
Investigating
Leadership
Police Experience
Conducting
Tolerance
Traditional
Schedules

Military Police Seniority Levels

Military Officer
19% made the transition
Police Officer
34% made the transition
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Military Police Salaries

Average Base Pay

$49,003 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$36K
Median: $49K
$66K
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