Each of the Armed Services has its own Military Police Force, and the Marine Corps have some of the best-trained Military Police officers in the world. With the current state of military operations Marine Corps Military policemen are some of the most active police officers in the world. The Marine Corps MP specialty are useful both during direct combat operations and also during peacetime. There are many different duties, but five main functions that the Marine Corps Military Police perform: They maintain order and law, they perform Police intelligence operations, they maintain area security posts and security operations, they act as resettlement and interment officers in various interment operations, and they act as support for mobility operations. These are the five main processes that the Marine Corps and other services Military police provide to area commanders. The MP officers use all information and support to help the successful completion of Marine Corps and Naval operations in their various missions.
The command officer at the small unit level is a 2nd Lieutenant, and they run the unit in all of the basic operations outlined above. The responsibilities of the Marine Corps Lieutenant can include: providing equipment, organization and doctrine for military police missions, acting as a police coordinator at all different levels, commanding and directing MP organizations and units at the unit and battalion level, and acting as a MP advisor to Marine Reserve and active duty Marine Corps commands.
Military Police Officers attend training including Officer Basic Course where you will learn tactics, operational aspects, leadership and maintenance of troop mission objectives. Being a leader in the Marine Corps is a challenge but you will be given the training and the skills to excel at the position. Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenants that start their career in the Military police have nearly unlimited room for advancement, and they lead from the front. Working in the Military Police gives a 2nd Lieutenant seasoning and experience that can act well in dealing with other experiences down the road in their career.
Military Police Officers will rise in rank until they achieve the level of Military Police captain. As a MP Marine Captain you will be responsible for 200-300 soldiers, and be responsible for assisting with police and Military police operations at the battalion and command level.