The functions of the South African Corps of Military Police are as follows:

  • Traffic control which includes the following tasks:

    • Implementation of the formation staff traffic plan.

    • Planning of traffic control and the regulation of traffic by signing military traffic routes, traffic circuits and the position of pointsmen.

    • Aid with the control of stragglers.

    • Aid with the control of refugees.

    • Escorting of priority convoys, VIPs and the protection of the latter.

  • Maintenance of law, order and discipline and the investigation of crime within the SANDF.

  • Detention, control, safe custody, care, handling, administration etc of military detainees, prisoners of war and civilians internees.

  • Security duties at division or brigade headquarters.

Route Marking Operational Traffic Control