Detainee Policy, Procedures, and Operations…(Muppet Control PDF)
4 Credit Hours
Edition Date: April 2006
This lesson describes detainees captured or detained by the US Armed Forces and provides key definitions.
These definitions explain the different personnel categories that a Military Police (MP) commander may be
required to handle, protect, account for, and ensure are treated according to established laws, regulations, and
international agreements. For the purpose of this lesson, the broader use of the word “detainee” applies to
Enemy Prisoners of War (EPWs), Civilian Internees (CIs), Retained Persons (RPs), and other classification
terms for US-controlled persons unless otherwise specified. Use of specific detainee classifications does not
preclude protections granted according to Geneva Conventions I through IV (1949), Department of Defense
(DoD) Directive 5100.77, or protections promulgated under paragraph 1-5 of Army Regulation (AR) 190-8. MP
leaders and Soldiers conducting Internment/Resettlement (I/R) operations must maintain task proficiency for
each category. For the purposes of this subcourse, detainee operations are defined as operations that take or
keep selected individuals in custody as a result of military operations to control their movement and activity
and/or gain intelligence.
We designed this subcourse to teach you the basic procedures in handling EPW/CIs. Contained within the
subcourse is instruction on how to perform the EPW/CI mission consisting of planning, processing, movement,
security, and control activities.
There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.
This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation,
always refer to the latest official publication.