Talk:Military Police Corps (United States)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject United States (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Military history (Rated Start-Class)
MILHIST This article is within the scope of the Military history WikiProject. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks. To use this banner, please see the full instructions.
Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the quality assessment scale.

Other military polices[edit]

Although it looks they are not part of the Military Police Corps, several units or agencies like Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Master-at-arms or Naval Criminal Investigative Service perform law enforcement or police tasks. Should these articles be in Category:Military Police Corps or Category:United States military police, or in a new category (wider than Category:Military Police Corps) like Category:US Military law enforcement? Apokrif 17:17, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Is it correct to say that Marine MPs are members of the Military Police Corps? Isn't the Military Police Corps part of the US Army? Aren't they Marines who are serving as military policemen?Chelt 01:46, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

The Marine Corps's Military Police, aka Marine Police, are called the Military Police Branch, and their is much pressure for the Navy to take over this role. Maine Police are trained at FT Leonard Wood just like their Army brethren--Tomtom9041 13:47, 23 September 2007 (UTC).

I'd like to see the Marine's included back in the article. There's a ghost link to a non-existent USMC MP wiki, but unless someone is willing to put in the effort to create that page, we should put a paragraph or two here. As stated above, USMC MPs go through the same school as US Army MPs... and in some cases, you could switch that statement around and say that Army MPs get training from Marine MPs. A Marine MP who later joins the Army is automatically qualified as an MP. The uniform is slightly different, but the two groups of MPs have more in common with each other than they do with many MOS in their respective branches. Canute (talk) 20:47, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • The Marines absolutely should not be included as a see also. The US Army MP Corps is a branch within the US Army. Where other branches train etc is immaterial. And while they attend school at the Army MP school, it's not the identical course. Similarly, various courses are taught at other branches, K9 and crash investigation being taught at Lackland AFB for example. Niteshift36 (talk) 23:49, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

The introduction cites: US Army Criminal Investigation Command and the goes on to identify CID (as most do) as USACIDC the author AS MANY DO forget to add the DIVISION. If you are going t properly cite CID then do it correctly: United States Army Criminal Investigation DIVISION Command (USACIDC).

Along those lines the author cites that CID and others report to the US Army Provost Marsha General. THIS IS NOT TRUE. USACIDC is a command in an of itself and reports to the Commanding General US Army CIDC. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RickBNA (talkcontribs) 16:41, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Yarn colors?[edit]

I appreciate the added info on heraldry, but is the actual number of the thread really something we want? Maybe I'm off base, but I'd like to hear some other opinions. Niteshift36 (talk) 12:46, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

~ I guess it depend on your point of view, I don't think it hurts to have it there. I could see if somebody wanted to get the exact Regimental colors. I say leave it Paragoalie (talk) 13:56, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Badge at top of the article.[edit]

I think the regimental crest should be at the top of the article. The vast majority of MP's (officer or enlisted) are never issued a badge during their entire term of service. Some go their entire term and never even see one. But everyone holding the MOS gets a regimental crest. Niteshift36 (talk) 06:17, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

I was just thinking of something in the opposite direction. The coat of arms, insignia, etc., are all pictured in the top info box. Why not move these down to the Heraldic Items section? There are currently no pictures in that section, and having the pictures there would give a nice visual to match the descriptions. I'll make the change; let me know if you hate it. Canute (talk) 18:09, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
  • While we're at it.....the "branch plaque". The article calls it "rare". Um, no. Plenty of places sell them. Niteshift36 (talk) 21:06, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Clean Up[edit]

This page is a real mess. The links are broken. The pics are jumbled. There are units that are mislabeled. Someone with some Wiki editing skills needs to do a radical overhaul.(anyone can edit wiki) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.227.27.161 (talk) 21:53, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Fort McClellan and Toxic Exposure[edit]

There is no mention of the U.S. Army Military Police School ever being located at Fort McClellan, Alabama in this page. I think it's important to make the distinction due to all the MP's that are coming down with strange illnesses such as cancer, skin problems, bone problems and digestive problems. Fort McClellan has been called the "the most toxic site in the U.S." by the E.P.A. For that reason, I think it's important to at least discuss adding Fort McClellan's long history in the MP Corps. It will help serve as a guide, or breadcrumbs if you will, to those seeking information pertaining to Fort Mac and it's toxic exposure to MP's (for decades). It's relevant whether we like it or not. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.227.187.181 (talk) 01:19, 4 September 2014 (UTC)