American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of an armed force assigned to perform law enforcement duties, as on a military installation.
- n. A unit of a military organization whose duty is to police that particular organization. They are in charge of law enforcement on military property, and of military personnel.
- n. a military corps that enforces discipline and guards prisoners
“Miranda LeClair, 30, a former military police officer for the Navy, carried a sign that read: "Proudly served in silence for nine years.”
“The armored cars of the military police had come out as well and their metal tracks grinding over the cobblestones caused sparks which lit up the alleys; the half-tracks looked very spectacular and the moonlight made the helmets of the drivers glint.”
“As it was slowly transformed into an American superbase, the camp now had paved roads, bus lines, and stop signs—as well as military police with radar guns who would issue a ticket to the poor Humvee driver who exceeded the 10 mph speed limit.”
“There were no more inefficient military police to cause traffic jams at the centre of Argostoli by waving their arms and shrilling their whistles at everyone at once, there was no unpunctual aquaplane to buzz a lazy and half-hearted reconnaissance about the island, there were no more flagrant military whores with painted lips and parasols bathing naked in the sea and being driven about by a bemused old Greek with a cart.”
“The incidents were investigated by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service - a branch of the Canadian Forces Military Police - which worked with local military police and the OPP.”
“He was stopped by military police at the Hohenlim-burger Bridge.”
“Systematically, according to plan, companies, squadrons, batteries and platoons converged from their scattered hiding-places to assume the correct order of march at unit SPs before flowing, without halt, to the critical brigade SP where military police checked off each arrival against the movement order and, with shielded lights, waved it on its way.”
“Back at Fort Baker, I was disappointed to find the military police from the Presidio in possession.”
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