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How Do I Report a Crime on the Installation?

The information contained on this website is designed to educate and inform service members and their families on their personal legal affairs. Nothing contained in the website is a substitute for the competent legal advice of a licensed attorney. Service members and their families seeking legal advice should consult the staff of the nearest installation Legal Assistance Office.

Report the crime to the nearest military police agency, whether the victims are on a military installation or if military personnel were involved. Don’t take matters into your own hands if the situation is dangerous. Military police agencies are open 24/7 — you can call to report a crime or walk in to file a report.

Military law enforcement agencies

Each service branch has its own military police force. The Coast Guard, however, is itself a law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security. Here are the military police agencies for each service branch:

How to report a crime on the installation

Installation crimes or crimes involving military personnel can be reported directly to your installation provost marshall’s office (for Army and Marine Corps) or the chief master-at-arms (for the Navy). Check your installation directory or call your installation operator, who will connect you to the military police.

You can also report crimes through the following investigative offices:

Don’t hesitate to report a crime or to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

The information contained on this website is designed to educate and inform service members and their families on their personal legal affairs. Nothing contained in the website is a substitute for the competent legal advice of a licensed attorney. Service members and their families seeking legal advice should consult the staff of the nearest installation Legal Assistance Office.

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