Military Police Officer

Military Police

Active Duty
Army Reserve
National Guard
Entry Level


A military police officer is responsible for leading the Soldiers that 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 & 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
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities