Specialized Force of Military Police Officers Activated with Powers of Arrest on U.S. & Foreign Soil
Marines Activate 1500 Law Enforcement Troops
Camp Pendleton California
The Marine Corps has created and activated 3- 500 troop Law Enforcement Battalions, their first law enforcement division in their long history, a specialized force of military police officers that it hopes can be quickly deployed worldwide to help investigate and make arrests for a wide range of crimes. Major Jan Durham said the Marine Corps has had battalions on and off since WW2, but those battalions primarily acted as security personnel.