Date Added: Jan 2010
MP stands for Military Police. Each branch of the military has its own Military Police force. The army calls its police force the Military Police Corps. They enforce the law within the scope of the military, but have limited powers outside the scope of the military, unless there is martial law in the area. Police officers that serve the civilians are different from the Military Police Corps. Army MPs are basically soldiers with the additional responsibility of a police officer. They provide basic police services such as providing protection of vehicle routes, controlling traffic, law enforcement and keeping the peace. They also arrest erring soldiers and handle the guidance or detention of arrested soldiers.