(a) Information contained in military police records may be released under the provisions of AR 340-21 to authorized personnel for valid background check purposes. Examples include child care/youth program providers, access control, unique or special duty assignments, and security clearance procedures. Any information released must be restricted to that necessary and relevant to the requester's official purpose. Provost Marshals/Directors of Emergency Services will establish written procedures to ensure that release is accomplished in accordance with AR 340-21.
(b) Checks will be accomplished by a review of the COPS MPRS. Information will be disseminated according to subpart B of this part.
(c) In response to a request for local files or name checks, Provost Marshals/Directors of Emergency Services will release only founded offenses with final disposition. Offenses determined to be unfounded will not be released. These limitations do not apply to requests submitted by law enforcement agencies for law enforcement purposes, and counterintelligence investigative agencies for counterintelligence purposes.
(d) COPS MPRS is a database, which will contain all military police reports filed worldwide. Authorized users of COPS MPRS can conduct name checks for criminal justice purposes. To conduct a name check, users must have either the social security number/foreign national number, or the first and last name of the individual. If a search is done by name only, COPS MPRS will return a list of all matches to the data entered. Select the appropriate name from the list.
(e) A successful query of COPS MPRS would return the following information:
(1) Military Police Report Number;
(2) Report Date;
(3) Social Security Number;
(4) Last Name;
(5) First Name;
(6) Protected Identity (Y/N);
(7) A link to view the military police report; and
(8) Whether the individual is a subject, victim, or a person related to the report disposition.
(f) Name checks will include the criteria established in COPS MPRS and the USACRC. All of the policies and procedures for such checks will conform to the provisions of this part. Any exceptions to this policy must be coordinated with HQDA, Office of the Provost Marshal General before any name checks are conducted. The following are examples of appropriate uses of the name check feature of COPS MPRS:
(1) Individuals named as the subjects of serious incident reports.
(2) Individuals named as subjects of investigations who must be reported to the USACRC.
(3) Employment as child care/youth program providers.
(4) Local checks of the COPS MPRS as part of placing an individual in the COPS MPRS system.
(5) Name checks for individuals employed in law enforcement positions.
(g) Provost Marshals/Directors of Emergency Services will ensure that an audit trail is established and maintained for all information released from military police records.
(h) Procedures for conduct of name checks with the USACRC are addressed in AR 195-2. The following information is required for USACRC name checks (when only the name is available, USACRC should be contacted telephonically for assistance):
(1) Full name, date of birth, SSN, and former service number of the individual concerned.
(2) The specific statute, directive, or regulation on which the request is based, when requested for other than criminal investigative purposes.
(i) Third party checks (first party asks second party to obtain information from third party on behalf of first party) will not be conducted.
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