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Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 5811 -- Military Police


United States Marine Corps (USMC) military police

Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: MGySgt to Pvt

Job Description: Military police perform assigned mi:itary law enforcement duties to uphold the criminal justice system, maintain good order and discipline, and support the commander's law enforcement and security requirements in peacetime and combat operations. Typical duties include foot and motorized patrol, control of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, flight line security, crime prevention/physical security, desk sergeant, communications dispatcher, squad leader, operations sergeant, platoon sergeant, and provost sergeant billets. MOS 5811 is very demanding in that the military police are confronted with every form of violation and criminal liability, misdemeanor through felony.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 100 or higher {not waiverable) .

(2) Training and certification:

    (a) Active duty Marines must complete the Law Enforcement Military Police (MP) Course at the United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS).

    (b) Prior service Reserve Marines, non-MOS qualified, may be certified for MOS 5811 also by attending the MP Course, or if unable to attend the regular MP Course, they may be certified as an AMOS-only, by the unit commander upon successful completion of the Alternate Training Instructional Program (ATIP) of Marine Force Reserves. The ATIP for MOS 5811 consists of all of the following: serving 6 months in a Reserve MP billet; successful completion of Military Police Course (Reserve), Phase I and II of the Army School System (TASS), demonstrated proficiency of Individual Training Standards (core tasks for MOS 5811) as outlined in Marine Corps Order 1510.86C; and favorable endorsement by an MP Inspector-Instructor. As described in COMMARFORRES Order 1535.1, some core tasks, which are not acquired at the TASS course, can be accomplished/demonstrated through Managed On-Job-Training (MOJT) .

(3) Must be eligible for a secret security clearance.

(4) Must have normal color vision (not waiverable).

(5) Must be 19 years old prior to completion of formal school (not waiverable) .

(6) Must have a minimum height of 65 inches with weight in proportion (waiverable to 62 inches).

(7) Must be a U.S. citizen.

(8) Must have valid state driver's license (not waiverable).

(9) Must have vision correctable to 20/20.

(10) Must possess clarity of speech.

(11) Must have no history of mental, nervous, or emotional disorders (not waiverable) .

(12) No convictions by special or general courts-martial or civil courts (except minor traffic violations); no nonjudicial punishment convictions involving illegal drugs, spouse abuse/domestic violence, or immoral character (not waiverable) .

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 1510.86, Individual Training Standards.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

(1) Police Officer I 375.263-014.

(2) Sheriff, Deputy 377.263-010.

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

(1) Military Police, 5811.

(2) Military Police Dog Handler, 5812.

(3) Accident Investigator, 5813.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3

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