Military Police Investigations

Department of the Army Regulation 190-30

Military Police

Military Police Investigations

1 November 2005

Effective date: 1 December 2005


PIN: 002214000

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History: This publication is a major revision.

Summary: This regulation establishes policies and procedures for selection of military police investigators and Department of the Army civilian detectives and investigators, issuance and control of military police investigators' credentials, operational procedures, types and categories of offenses investigated by military police investigators, investigator reports and case folders, and the uniform for military police investigators.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army and U.S. Army Reserve, Department of the Army civilian police and security guard activities, and contracted or contractor security force operations and activities. It also applies to the Army National Guard of the United States when federalized under title 10, United States Code . This regulation is required during mobilization.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Provost Marshal General. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or a direct reporting unit or field operating agency of the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions and identifies key management controls that must be evaluated.

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command or local forms is prohibited without prior approval of HQDA, OPMG (DAPM-MPD-LE), 2800 Army Pentagon, Washington DC 20310-2800.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to HQDA, OPMG (DAPM-MPD-LE), 2800 Army Pentagon, Washington DC 20310-2800.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 190-30, 1 July 1978.

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