Talk:Department of the Army Civilian Police

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Proposed merge with Department of Defense Police[edit]

merge contents into the article on the new name. DGG ( talk ) 20:55, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Department of the Army Police v. Department of Defense Police[edit]

Since there is no distinct "Department of Defense Police", I think it's silly to have an article on "Dept of Defense Police". The military has Department of the Army Civilian Police, Department of the Navy Civilian Police, Department of the Air Force Civilian Police, and United States Marine Corps Civilian Police. There are also other DOD agencies, such as Defense Logistics Agency Police, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, etc. but they are not called "Dept of Defense Police". This term is no longer in use. If we are going to be encyclopedic, we ought to use the agencies correct name and not nicknames. 192.100.69.170 (talk) 18:59, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Department of The Army Police are seperate and distinct from the Department of Defense Police. The Department of Army Police are governed by Army Regulation, managed by the Provost Marshal General through the Provost Marshal, and have training and Doctrine developed out of the United States Army Military Police School. None of this applies to Department of Defense Police. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.79.13.6 (talk) 17:33, 22 May 2013 (UTC)


The Department of Defense Police is a colloquial "catch-all" term that does not accurately define or represent the distinctions between the civilian police programs within the DOD system. Therefore, it should remain separate.