217th Military Police Detachment

Provide Command and Control, Personnel Administration, Logistical Support and Training of Military Police Soldiers in Support of Installation Law Enforcement Operations on Fort Lee, Virginia. On Order, deploy Military Police specialty teams in support of worldwide contingency operations.

Mission Essential Task List

  • Conduct Military Police Desk Operations
  • Provide Antiterrorism Support
  • Perform Police Operations
  • Provide Military Police Investigative Support
  • Conduct Traffic Management Collision Investigation
  • Conduct Expeditionary Deployment Operations in Support of the Offense, Defense, Stability and defense support to civil authorities (DSCA)
  • Provide Military Working Dog Support

To establish a highly motivated, creative, and cohesive team who aggressively assist community members through crime prevention, education, customer service and enforcement while ensuring a proper quality of life for organizational members.

Office: Phone Number:
Commander 804-734-7742
Detachment Sergeant 804-734-7797
PAC 804-734-7183
MP Desk/ Communications 804-734-7400
Investigations 804-734-6672
AWOL Apprehension 804-734-6293
Traffic 804-734-7432
MilitaryWorking Dogs 804-734-1099

Leaders

Commander CPT Ernest

217th / 544th MP(MWD) Commander

CPT Eric Ernest

Det Sgt SFC Sweat

217th MP Detachment Sergeant

SFC Tony Sweat

217th MP Det. History

  • Constituted 24 August 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 317th Military Police Escort Guard Section
  • Activated 1 December 1944 in Italy
  • Redesignated 3 April 1945 as the 317th Military Police Escort Guard Section
  • Disbanded 19 October 1945 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee
  • Reconstituted 21 July 1964 in the Regular Army as the 217th Military Police Detachment
  • Activated 1 September 1964 at Fort Holabird, Maryland
  • Inactivated 29 June 1973 at Fort Holabird, Maryland
  • Activated 16 June 2000 at Fort Lee, Virginia

Campaign Participation Credit - World War II- Central Europe (France/Germany/Italy)

Last Updated: 12/23/2016 10:13:06 AM

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