Royal Australian Corps of Military Police Cap Badge
The Royal Australian Corps of Military Police (RACMP) is a small, highly trained and professional corps providing command support and police support to the Army and the Australian Defence Force in peace, crisis and conflict on any operation, anywhere in the world.
Military police personnel provide commanders with an essential element of command and control through the application of the four main military police functions of law enforcement, mobility and manoeuvre support, security, and internment and detention operations.
The military police law enforcement role is a critical component of the Military Justice System, which is intended to maintain military effectiveness and to maintain the reputation of Army. This law enforcement function is provided in both Australia and overseas. In Australia, a specific military police anit called the Domestic Policing Unit (DPU) operates within Army bases and is responsible for garrison policing and the conduct of minor criminal investigations. Military police support their commanders by ensuring that the military adhere to defence and civilian laws, conventions, policies and directives.