Basic Military Police Course (31B- Reclass)


This course is designed to teach you, the individual Soldier, the Critical Skill Level 1 tasks required to become a Military Police Soldier.

* Advanced Communications and Advanced Map Reading skills
* Crew Served Weapons (M2 .50cal MG and Mk19 AGL)
* Preventive maintenance, checks, and services (PMCS) and driving the HMMWV (on and off road)
* Small Arms (M9 pistol qualification)
* MP Law Enforcement Operations
* Defensive Tactics and Techniques
* Detainee Operations
* Active shooter response
* Tactical Operations
* Battlefield Forensics
* Company Field Training Exercise (FTX)
* "Rites of Passage" Ceremony

This majority of the training takes place in Stem Village. Stem Village is a realistic Law Enforcement training complex, featuring a variety of building styles such the family housing, the theater, barracks, a snack bar and a mock MP station.


The purpose of this web site is to give you, the future Military Police Soldier, a better understanding of what you will be taught and will learn while attending the course.


· Packing list (Annex A) all items required upon entry to course
· Physical fitness: You will be required to pass an Army Physical Fitness Test in accordance with (IAW) your age and gender standards outlined in FM 7-22. This Army Physical Fitness Test is a graduation requirement. You cannot attend the course on a temporary profile.
· Weight standards: You must be IAW AR 600-9 upon entering this course. If you do not meet the body fat standards you will not be enrolled into this course
· TA-50 is not required at this course, it will be provided
· 201 File must accompany each Soldier
· Bring all orders and any amendments to your orders
· Valid civilian drivers license
· Military drivers license (OF 346) with your military driving record (DA Form 348)
· Security clearance: All Soldiers must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance You will need to bring the following with you to the course:
(1) Personal information dating back 7 years to complete
(2) A background investigation for your security clearance
(3) Where you lived and dates you moved from place to place
(4) Phone numbers of friends, family, and work
(5) Dates of birth for your family members as well as social security numbers
(6) If possible, contact your unit security manager for an official memorandum stating the status of your clearance if you have initiated a clearance prior to arriving here at the course
(7) Copies of any security clearance initiated (SF 86) or (EPSQ)
(8) All efforts should be made to complete the EPSQ (SF 86) prior to reporting to the course


POVs are authorized to have and utilize while at this course. Ensure all required documents are present - registration, insurance, and your driver's license are mandatory for POV usage. For a rental vehicle all rental agreements/paperwork must be kept with the vehicle.

Prohibited Items

* Weapons of any kind
* Illegal substances
* Pets of any kind


The following is a list of Field Manuals that you can reference to prepare you for this course:
a. FM 3-39 Military Police Operations
b. FM 3-19.4 MP Leader's Handbook
c. FM 3-63 Detainee Operations
d. ATTP 3-39.10 Law and Order Operations
e. FM 7-8 Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad

Reporting procedures

For those arriving via POV, it is recommended that you stop at the main gate and obtain directions and a post map.

If arriving between 0800-1700 hours, MON-FRI, report to Building 470. Be sure to inprocess through the Student Training Division, 2nd floor.0

If arriving on Fort Leonard Wood after duty hours, report to 6923 Iowa Ave Building 844, 14th MP Bde HQ. This is where the Brigade SDNCO is located. Cadre will be notified upon your arrival.

For those arriving via plane, the barracks and Brigade HQ are 1 mile from the Fort Leonard Wood Airport.

The Brigade SDNCO phone number is Commercial (573) 596-0131 ext 6-1991. If calling from an on post military phone, dial 6-1991.

Contact Information

Feel free to contact the cadre at the following email address with 'MP Reclass Course' in the subject

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Packing List

Packing list information click here.


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