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The Military Police Investigator Course is an eight-week course taught at the United States Army Military Police School, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. We train Military Police Investigators for the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense and Allied Nations.


Army Students:

-Must be qualified as Active Duty or Reserve Component enlisted military police, PMOS 31B or 31E in grade E4 through E7;

-PMOS 31E must have been selected for assignment to perform investigative duties within a confinement facility;

-All Army must provide current ERB/SRB.

-USAR/NG must provide enlistment contract or orders awarding MOS qualifications of 31B or 31E.

-Must meet all prerequisites listed in AR 190-30, paragraph 2-1:

o   Be a U.S. citizen (native born or naturalized)

o   Have a general technical (GT) or skill technical (ST) score of 100 or higher.

o   Have at least 1 year of military service remaining as indicated by their expiration of term of service (ETS)

o   Have a final SECRET clearance (an INTERIM SECRET security clearance is acceptable provided the requisite personnel security investigation (PSI) has been submitted)

o   Have at least 1 year of military police experience

o   Be a high school graduate or have received the General Educational Development (GED) equivalent

o   Have not been previously dismissed, reassigned from, or relieved for cause from the MPI Program for misconduct or inefficiency

o   Be free of any records reflecting:

  Civilian or military convictions other than minor violations.

  Multiple or repeated arrests or apprehensions.

  Substantial record of juvenile misconduct, financial irresponsibility, or other conduct or behavior not in the best

  Meet physical fitness and weight standards IAW AR 600-9

  Possess a valid name check from USACRC indicating No Records Found

Marine Corps Students:

-Must comply with NAVMC 1200.1C (Pages 3-424 and 3-430)

o   Must be a U.S. citizen;

o   Must possess a GT score of 100 or higher (may not be waived);

o   Secret security clearance;

o   Must have normal color vision (waivers to this prerequisite will not be granted);

o   Must be 19 years old prior to completion of formal school;

o   Must have a minimum height requirement of 64 inches (In pursuit of safety, waivers to the height requirements in reference (at) will not be granted);

o   Must have a valid state driver's license;

o   Must have vision correctable to 20/20;

o   Must possess clarity of speech;

o   Must have no history of mental, nervous, or emotional disorders (Waivers to this requirement will not be granted);

o   Must have no convictions by special or general courts-martial or civil courts (except minor traffic violations); no non-judicial punishment (NJP) convictions involving domestic violence, or moral turpitude; or possession; use or transfer of dangerous drugs or marijuana; or identified on a urinalysis screening test as a user of illegal drugs or marijuana.  (Waivers will not be granted for convictions by special or general courts-martial or civil courts for crimes of domestic violence as per reference (bm), the Lautenberg Amendment

-Marines requesting lateral move must be screened by the local installation Provost Sergeant (MOS 5811) and recommended by the Provost Marshal.  The screening checklist can be downloaded from the Military Police Center of Excellence (COE) web page.

-All students must be in compliance with MCO 6110.3A � the Marine Corps Body Composition and Military Appearance Program (MCBCMAP)

Air Force Students:

-Refer to requirements listed in AFI 31-115

Navy Students:

-Refer to requirements listed in CANTRAC VOL II

Foreign Military Students:

The materials contained in this course have been reviewed by the course developers in coordination with the Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473 foreign disclosure authority. Some component(s) of this course is (are) NOT releasable to students from foreign countries. See each Training/TATS Course TSP subcomponent/product for applicable FD restriction statement. This course is releasable to military students from foreign countries on a case-by-case basis. Foreign countries desiring to place students in the course must validate the student is currently working in Law Enforcement conducting criminal investigations, or will be upon completion of the course.


DOD Civilian Students:

-Must be employed as Investigators, GS 7 - 9, in hiring code 1810 series;

-Criminal Investigators, GS 9 -11, in hiring code 1811 series;

-Detective, GS 7 -9, in the hiring code GS 083 series, who have been nominated and approved by the appropriate MACOM.

-Police Officers, GS 5, in hiring code GS 083, who have been identified and selected for duties as an Investigator/Detective and nominated and approved by the appropriate MACOM may also attend the course


  • Criminal Law
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Testimonial Evidence
  • Crimes against Persons and Crimes Against Property
  • Physical Evidence
  • Computer Crimes
  • Economic Crimes
  • Investigative Reports
Special Information: 

Copy of DOD Information Assurance Awareness Training Certificate: Students must complete the online DOD Information Assurance Awareness Training course prior to reporting to Fort Leonard Wood. Training certificates from sister services will be accepted. The Army site for the Information Assurance Awareness Training course is

CAC Cards: U.S. Military personnel must possess a CAC card with valid security certificates and functional PIN number.

You will use your CAC card to access DOD computer systems during training. Check with your security manager to ensure your account stays active while TDY.

Army and Marine students will report to designated classroom at 0600hrs for height/weight screening.  Uniform will be seasonal IPFU (no spandex) with ID card. For specific reporting instructions, email the MPI course manager at

Class Schedules: 


Report Date

Start Date

End Date

MPI 01-19

14 Oct 18

15 Oct 18

13 Dec 18

MPI 02-19

7 Jan 19

8 Jan 19

8 Mar 19

MPI 03-19

30 Jan 19

31 Jan 19

29 Mar 19

MPI 04-19

20 Feb 19

21 Feb 19

17 Apr 19

MPI 05-19

12 Mar 19

13 Mar 19

8 May 19

MPI 06-19

2 Apr 19

3 Apr 19

31 May 19

MPI 07-19

23 Apr 19

24 Apr 19

20 Jun 19

MPI 08-19

15 May 19

16 May 19

16 Jul 19

MPI 09-19

4 Jun 19

5 Jun 19

1 Aug 19

MPI 10-19




MPI 11-19

30 Jul 19

31 Jul 19

26 Sep 19

MPI 12-19

21 Aug 19

22 Aug 19

22 Oct 19

MPI 13-19

16 Sep 19

17 Sep 19

15 Nov 19





Packing Lists/Dress Code:

1. Four (4) Sets of Utility Uniform for daily training

2. Marines: Woodland MCCUU (Prescribed by Commanding Officer Marine Det, FLW).

3. Civilians: Business casual attire.



1. Army: APFU shorts x 2, short sleeve shirt x 2, long sleeve shirt x 1, AR 670-1 compliant socks.
 PT jacket and pants recommended in case of cold weather.

2. Marines: USMC summer PT uniform, and jacket.

3. Air Force: USAF PT shorts x 2, short sleeve shirt x 2, and jacket.

4. Navy: Navy summer PFU.

5. Civilians are not required to attend PT but are allowed if they desire: Appropriate fitness clothes (no cut off sleeve shirts/tank tops, no vulgar graphics or wording, no revealing clothing). 


1. Army: APFU shorts x 2, short sleeve shirt x 1, long sleeve shirt x 2, AR 670-1 compliant socks.

 PT jacket and pants, fleece cap matching uniform worn, and gloves.

2. Marines: USMC winter PT uniform with appropriate head cover and gloves.

3. Air Force: USAF PT shorts, pants, shirt, sweat shirt, jacket, black gloves, and black, dark blue or sage green beanie cap (without logos).

4. Navy: Navy winter PFU.

5. Civilians are not required to attend PT but are allowed if they desire. (See above instructions). 

ADDITIONAL GEAR (suggested):

Wet weather jacket.

Gortex/field jacket (if attending class from September through April) with fleece cap/gloves.

Gloves appropriate for wear with you PT and duty uniforms for outdoor training.


Interviews and Interrogations block of instructions allows the wear of civilian business casual attire. NOTE: Acceptable civilian business casual attire in this academic environment is slacks, khakis, button up shirts, polo's (small logo's) 5-11 pants, shoes and belt. Students do not have to wear civilian attire during this block of instruction and have the option to wear their duty uniform. No blouses, skirts, open toes shoes, jeans or items with large prints or logos. No baggy, tight revealing or see-through clothing. All clothing must fit properly and display professionalism which is at the discretion of the MPID leadership and cadre. Hair and grooming standards will apply while in this training and classroom environment regardless of attire or branch of service.


While attending the MPI course students are assigned to B Company, 701st Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473.  For information concerning travel or issues not covered on this page, you may contact the course

manager at or at commercial telephone number (573) 563-6057.

Transportation Issues:
If your Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) is authorized on your orders, ensure your orders state "IN AND AROUND MILEAGE IS AUTHORIZED".  If you desire a rental vehicle, you must arrange approval for such through your current command.  If you are authorized a rental vehicle ensure your orders state "RENTAL CAR IS AUTHORIZED".  Shuttle busses and taxi's are available however, not before PT commences each morning.  In the event a student is billeted off post, it is recommended the students command authorize a rental vehicle.

Graduation occurs at 1000 on last days of course, and lasts approximately 30 minutes.  Please schedule departure itinerary so it does not conflict with graduation, as graduation is a requirement for course completion.

 Billeting and Per Diem Issues:
Billeting and Per Diem will be determined on the location of the course. Ft. Leonard Wood billeting can be reached Commercial: 573-596-0999 or DSN:581-0999. Coordinate Per Diem issues with your unit prior to course attendance.

 Where to Report:
Upon arrival to Fort Leonard Wood students will check in with Billeting (Bldg #2020, Candlewood Suites) located at the intersection of MP Drive and Nebraska Avenue and receive their room assignments. You will obtain a welcome letter containing specific reporting instructions pertaining to the specific course you are attending.