Joint Military Police Unit (Australia)

The Joint Military Police Unit (formerly the Joint Service Police Group) is the unified military police agency of the Australian Defence Force. The Joint Military Police Unit is led by the Provost Marshal who reports to the Chief of Joint Capabilities responsible for general policing, law enforcement, and the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service.[1][2]

Joint Military Police Unit
Country Australia
BranchAustralian Defence Force Joint Capabilities Group
RoleMilitary police
AbbreviationJHC

History

The Joint Military Police Unit was formed on 1 March 2018 after renaming the Joint Service Police Group and integrating the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service.[3]

Responsibilities

The Provost Marshal of the Australian Defence Force serves concurrently as the Commander of the Joint Military Police Unit exercising technical control and authority over all joint and single service policing capabilities such as, Naval Police Coxswain at sea, Air Force Police, and Royal Australian Corps of Military Police. The support to combat operations remain as single service capabilities.

Structure

The Joint Military Police Unit includes an intelligence section, a records office, a digital forensic unit, a forensic services branch, a fraud and debt recoveries unit, and a legal section.[4]

References

  1. ^ Joint Capabilities Group Joint Military Police Unit Joint Military Police Unit
  2. ^ Joint Service Police Group launched Royal Australian Navy
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ First Principles Review of the ADF Service Police Department of Defence
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