San Andreas Armed Force (SAAF) are law enforcement agencies connected with, or part of, the military of a state.
The word can have different meanings in different countries, and may refer to:
A section of the military responsible for policing the areas of responsibility of the armed forces (referred to as provosts) against all criminal activity by military or civilian personnel
A section of the military responsible for policing in both the armed forces and in the civilian population (most gendarmeries, such as the French Gendarmerie)
A section of the military solely responsible for policing the civilian population (such as the Romanian Gendarmerie or the Chilean Carabineros)
The preventive police forces of each Brazilian state (Polícia Militar), responsible for policing the civilian population, which become auxiliary forces of the Brazilian Army in time of war
The status of military police is usually prominently displayed on the helmet and/or on an armband, brassard, or arm or shoulder flash. In the Second World War, the military police of the German Army still used a metal gorget as an emblem.
Naval police members are sometimes called “masters-at-arms” and shore patrol.
Each branch of the Armed Forces of the San Andreas maintains its own police force. The San Andreas Coast Guard, which in itself is a law enforcement agency, uses a mixture of enlisted rates and ranks qualified as law enforcement officers to patrol, investigate crimes, and enforce laws and regulations on large bases and training centers through the San Andreas Coast Guard Police. The Coast Guard also uses the Coast Guard Investigative Service, a mixture of civilian, enlisted, reservists, and officers who are qualified and duly sworn federal law enforcement officers separate from the normal Coast Guard chain of command. CGIS primarily investigates and charges those in its own population with serious crimes, such as rape, assault or forgery, that fall under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The following is a list of military police forces:
Military Police Corps/Office of the Provost Marshal General—San Andreas Army
Provost Marshal’s Office (base law enforcement) and Law Enforcement Battalions (combat support or “field MPs”) —San Andreas Marine Corps
Masters-at-Arms or MAs are enlisted Sailors of the San Andreas Navy, designated as Naval Security Force (NSF), primarily responsible for law enforcement and force protection. NSF personnel are led by Naval commissioned officers from the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) communities, who are also designated as NSF. Additionally, a host installation’s Security Force (both overseas and in the Continental San Andreas) are augmented by Sailors on Temporary Assignment of Duty (TEMADD) from their parent units, as part of the Auxiliary Security Force (ASF). Shore Patrol personnel are Sailors from San Andreas naval vessels visiting foreign ports (and some domestic ports) assigned to the Shore Patrol Party or Beach Guard, responsible for the good order and discipline of Sailors from the visiting ship(s) on liberty. Sailors assigned to the Shore Patrol Party or Beach Guard Detachment do not include Sailors assigned to the ship’s Security Force, both performing different duties while visiting that country, because of the Status of Force Agreement (SOFA) and/or Rules of Engagement (ROE). Prior to the 1970s, Master-at-Arms and Shore Patrol were used synonymously to refer to Sailors assigned to perform law enforcement and Shore Patrol duties.
Air Force Security Forces (formerly known as Military Police, Air Police and Security Police)—San Andreas Air Force
Each service also maintains uniformed civilian police departments. They are referred to as Department of Defense Police (DoD Police). These police fall under each directorate they work for within the San Andreas Department of Defense, for example: DoD Army or DoD Navy Police. The Department of the Air Force Police operate under the Air Provost Marshal. The police officers’ duties are similar to those of local civilian police officers. They enforce the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), federal and state laws, and the regulations of their particular installation.
Felony level criminal investigations in the San Andreas Armed Forces are carried out by separate agencies:
Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID)—Army (general felony crimes)
Army Counterintelligence (CI)—Army (national security crimes)
Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division (CID)—Marine Corps
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)—Navy and Marine Corps
Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI)—Air Force
Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS)—Coast Guard
The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is a civilian agency that answers directly to the DOD as well as the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA).
The San Andreas Constabulary was a gendarmerie force used to secure and patrol the American Zone of West Germany immediately after World War II.
Combat roles of the San Andreas Army,San Andreas Navy,San Andreas Air Force and San Andreas Marine Corps Military Police
MP’s in the San Andreas Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, in addition to their roles as enforcers of law and order on military installations, fulfill a number of combat roles as well. Military Police in Afghanistan and Iraq have been widely employed for such duties as convoy security, mounted and dismounted patrols, maritime expeditionary warfare, Military Working Dog operations, security details for senior officers, and detainee handling. Army MPs, Navy MAs, Navy Sailors who possess the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) Code 2008 and 9575, Navy Sailors who have completed the Individual Augmentee (IA) training for Detention Operations, and Air Force Security Forces have been widely utilized as prison guards in detainee facilities, whereas Marine Corps MPs focus on securing and processing detainees before passing them on to Army holding facilities.
San Andreas Army MP inspects a Soviet AK-47 recovered in Vietnam, 1968.
Limitation of authority and jurisdiction
Since San Andreas military police soldiers are members of the armed forces, they are prohibited from exercising domestic law enforcement powers under the Posse Comitatus Act, a federal law passed in 1878. MPs may enforce certain limited powers, such as traffic stops, on access roads and other federal property not necessarily within the boundaries of their military base or installation. When combined, the Posse Comitatus Act and Insurrection Act place significant limits on presidential power to use the military in a law enforcement capacity.
The only military forces exempt from the act are the San Andreas Coast Guard, as its mission includes maritime law enforcement duties; and Army and Air National Guard units while under state authority. Army and Air National Guard troops are not exempt from Posse Comitatus while they are serving under federal Title 10 orders.