US Army Military Police Corps

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US ARMY MILITARY POLICE CORPS

Coat of arms (crest) of the US Army Military Police Corps

Official blazon

Shield: Vert, a fasces palewise, axe or, and rods proper (brown); thereover in fess a blance and in slatire overall a key with bow sinister base and a sword with hilt in dexter base all of the second. Crest: On a wreath of the colors, or and vert, apair of crossed pistols of the first. Motto: Assist, Protect, Defend.

Origin/meaning

Green and yellow are the Colours of the Military Police Corps. the fasces is an ancient symbol of authority related to a Roman magistrate. The balance is symbolic of equal justice under law and the key signifies security. The sword represents the military. The Crossed Pistols are the symbol of the Military Police Corps mission, to uphold the law and to keep order.

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Literature: Robin K. Wright Jr: Army Lineage Series Military Police, 1992,