Provost Marshal
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Twentynine Palms, California
Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

The Provost Marshal's Office will conduct law and order operations in support of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in order to provide a safe and secure environment for Marines, sailors, civilian employees, and families to work, live, and train.

For emergencies, call 911. For a direct connection to Combat Center Emergency Dispatch, call 911 from a landline or (760) 830-3333 from a cellphone.

All housing areas have a strictly enforced 15 MPH speed limit. Failure to obey the posted speed limit in housing areas may result in a suspension of driving privileges. Speeding of 5 mph or more will result in an immediate 30 day suspension. Don’t speed. Slow down and protect our children.

According to Combat Center Order 1630.6D, any individual aware of a crime that has been committed or is being committed shall report it to PMO. You can contact the Desk Sergeant at (760) 830-6810 or Dispatch at (760) 830-3333. For emergencies, call 911.

Marijuana or like substances are illegal on base. Please do not attempt to bring them aboard the Combat Center. Failure to comply may result in criminal charges. This applies regardless of the legality in California.

DOD Decals are no longer required to access the installation and will not be issued; however, registering your vehicle is required aboard the Combat Center, failure to register can result in a citation. Vehicle registration is required within 3 working days of checking in.

Firearm Registration must be completed within 5 working days of purchase of the firearm or checking in to the Combat Center.  If firearm ownership is transferred or sold, you must report this to the Vehicle Registration section.

“Keychain” pepper spray is authorized for carry aboard the Combat Center.

RAM Vehicle inspections: Military Personnel may not refuse a RAM search of their vehicle. Civilians may refuse the inspection; however, they will forfeit their ID card and their access to the Combat Center.

More information can be found in the Discipline and Law Enforcement Regulations (CCO 1630.6D) and the Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations (CCO 1630.8H).


Once registered for SharePoint, you can register all your vehicles and firearms and submit support requests without having to come to the Vehicle Registration Office. For more information visit the PMO's Vehicle Registration page.


From MWD Demonstrations, Command Safety Briefs, to Physical Security Surveys, the Provost Marshal’s Office is dedicated to meeting your unit or social event needs. Requests must be filled out and given to the PMO Desk Sergeant or you may submit your request online. For questions or other inquiries, please contact PMO Operations at (760) 830-4612.

Services Officer: 760-830-5470

Assistant Services Officer: 760-830-8340

Services Chief: 760-830-3244

The Services Section is responsible for processing correspondence and maintaining files, training Military and Civilian Police Officers and maintaining all training files, registering vehicles aboard the installation, conducting Traffic Court, fingerprinting, background checks, Physical Security related issues, and all other administrative matters pertaining.

Office Hours: 8 am – 11 am / 12 pm – 4 pm Monday through Thursday, with the exception of holidays.

Please be aware that requests for Lemon Lot Passes and fingerprinting are only conducted Monday through Wednesday, between 8 am and 11 am. These services are not conducted on Thursdays.

The Services Section's responsibilities include

Traffic Court / Administration (BLDG 1408, Ext 5461) 
• Administration of Base Traffic Court.
• Maintain Traffic Court and associated paperwork.
• Process Traffic Violation 1408 citations / Traffic Court adjudications.
• Conduct fingerprinting.
• Conduct background local record checks.

Records / Civil Court Liaison BLDG 1408, Ext 6698
• Point of contact for all Commands and individuals seeking PMO case reports.
• Process Central Violation Bureau 1805 citations / court dockets.
• Process and maintain record keeping of active Military Protective Orders (MPO). 
• Track and maintain record of military member’s adjudications.
• Process Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from Adjutant’s office. 
• Process and maintain records of debarments. 

Physical Security/Crime Prevention BLDG 1407, Ext 4561
• Lost and found.
• D.A.R.E program.
• Crime prevention messages.
Visit the PMO Crime Prevention webpage for more information. 

Impound BLDG 1408, Ext 4838
• Process vehicle tow tags.
• Vehicle impound information.

Vehicle Registration Office (BLDG 901, Ext 6794)
• Register vehicles, weapons, and pets.
• Maintain registration records for all vehicles and weapons registered aboard the Combat Center.
• Issue temporary vehicle passes.
• Issue visitor passes.
Visit the Vehicle Registration Office webpage for more information.

Training Department BLDG 1408, Ext 8339
Units may coordinate with the Training Department for cross-training, non-lethal weapons training, and informational classes. Call for more information.

Traffic Court Clerk 
BLDG 1408

Hours: 8 am – 11 am / 12 pm – 4 pm Monday through Thursday with the exception of holidays. 

Traffic Court Hearing: 1 pm Thursdays.

Third Party Citation:
Individuals seeking to submit a third party citation will submit a Third Party Citation Report to the PMO Services Office or to the MCAGCC Traffic Court email box at

Third party citations will only be written for violations such as:

  • Speeding.

  • Reckless driving.

  • Failure to wear protective clothing or safety equipment while on a motorcycle.

  • Failure to wear seat belt.

  • Use of cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.

All reports should provide as much information as possible, such as the state license plate number, a description of the motor vehicle, a description of the driver, and the time and place of the violation.

No report will be acted upon unless the reporter identifies him/herself and indicates a willingness to testify against the violator.

If the individual requesting the third party citation fails to appear in traffic court, the case will be dismissed.

Third party citations are authorized for on-base offenses, and, for active duty military, off-base offenses.

The PMO Services Chief or Services Officer receiving the report shall evaluate the validity and veracity of the alleged offense. If it is reasonably determined that the offense is not valid, the third party citation will not be written.

Download a Third Party Citation Report


How do I contact traffic court?
Phone: 760-830-5461.
Location: Bldg. 1408 4th Street, Monday through Thursday 0800 – 1600.
The office is closed on Friday, all Federal holidays, and each day between 1100 – 1200.

I received a traffic citation.  Do I need to appear in traffic court?
No, unless you wish to plead not guilty or you have been instructed to appear by the traffic court clerk.

How do I plead NOT GUILTY to a traffic citation?
You must notify the traffic court clerk within 5 working days. The clerk will schedule a court date for you to appear and plead your case.

How do I plead GUILTY to a traffic citation?
No action is required unless you are instructed to appear by the traffic court clerk.  If so, you will be required to plead guilty in person.

I received a traffic citation.  What penalty should I expect?
If found guilty, penalties may include the assessment of points, suspension, revocation, assignment to attend a remedial driving course, or any combination thereof. Court results are available at Bldg. 1408, from your command, or after the hearing by calling 760-830-5461. You can also find a list of potential penalties (listed by base code) within the Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations Instructions Manual. The point assessment table can be found on pages 54-59.

What will happen if I fail to appear for Traffic Court?
If you were assigned a court date and then fail to appear, your case will be adjudicated in your absence. Penalties may include points, suspension of base driving privileges, assignment to attend a remedial driving course, or any combination thereof.

What is a “warning” traffic citation?
If the “Warning” box is checked in the upper-right corner of the citation, you are not required to appear in Traffic Court.  No penalty will be assessed and no action is required.

How do I resolve a “fix-it” citation?
Citations issued for defective equipment are correctible. You must repair the deficiency and present reasonable proof of the correction to the traffic court clerk within 5 working days. Failure to do so will result in points being assessed.

If my driving privileges are revoked or suspended on the Combat Center, am I authorized to drive on other DoD installations?
No, revocation or suspension of driving privileges on one DoD installation prohibits driving on any DoD installation.

I was ordered to complete a remedial driving course. How do I comply?
You must complete the course and turn in your certificate within 90 days from your traffic court date. The course is held at Bldg. 1523, but you must sign-up first at Bldg. 1408.  If you are under age 26, you have the option to complete this course online at Search for course number CMCSDDAT01. With either option, you must turn in your certificate to the court clerk with the 90 day deadline or your base driving privileges will be suspended.

What effect does a civil arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driving While Impaired (DWI) have on Combat Center driving privileges?
When PMO is notified of a civil arrest for DUI/DWI, the driver (to include retired military, family members, civilian personnel, and active duty military) will be issued a citation and letter of temporary suspension by the Provost Marshal's Office. The driver will be required to appear at the Combat Center Traffic Court. The Traffic Court Hearing Officer will consider the outcome of the civil court but is not bound by that outcome.

At PMO Operations we strive to advance the highest levels of public safety, trust, and professionalism by strengthening community relationships through fair and impartial policing.  Our Military and Civilian Police Officers deter and report criminal activity, respond to emergency calls for service, while enforcing the orders, regulations, and directives of the Combat Center.


The Military Working Dog (MWD) section supports PMO Operations onboard the Combat Center with mission capable MWDs and MWD handlers.  As force multipliers, MWD teams specialize in suspect apprehension, area security, building and vehicle searches, force protection, in addition to narcotic and explosive detection.


The Special Reaction Team (SRT) is a specific group of Military Policemen trained to respond to high-risk, emergency calls for service in order to preserve life and isolate/contain incidents.  SRT is outfitted with specialized equipment such as body armor, entry tools, surveillance equipment and advanced weapons that enable their response capabilities to confront armed criminals, barricaded subjects, hostage situations, and contain riots.


The Accident Investigation Division (AID) provides continuous support to the Combat Center with trained accident investigators.  These Military and Civilian Police Officers maintain our safe roadways by enforcing vehicle and traffic regulations, conduct speed enforcement operations and accident investigative services.


The Range Patrol Operations (RPO) section is a specific group of Military and Civilian Police Officers who conduct law enforcement operations within the Johnson Valley Land Expansion and Exclusive Military Use Area (EMUA).  RPO is equipped with specialized OHV’s and 4x4 trucks that enable response to criminal activity, search and rescue operations, training accidents, aircraft mishaps, and special events in MCAGCC training areas.

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigates all reports of alleged, suspected and actual criminal conduct, and family violence, brought to the attention of the Provost Marshal´s Office, and refers investigative jurisdiction to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Resident Agency, for crimes that meet specific investigative thresholds. CID also compiles and disseminates criminal intelligence that impacts military readiness and force protection; manages the Evidence Facility within the Provost Marshal´s Office; maintains the capabilities to provide protective service details for visiting dignitaries, and negotiators during crisis incidents; interfaces with the NCIS for polygraph support, technical support and unique investigative resources; and maintains liaison with local, county, state and federal law enforcement and investigative agencies, social service agencies and advocacy programs.


Sextortion is a cybercrime perpetrated against unwitting victims who are approached in casual conversation via social media and then seduced into engaging in online sexual activities. After fulfilling the sexual requests, which are recorded without the victim’s knowledge or consent, the victim is threatened with public exposure and embarrassment if he or she does not pay a specified sum of money to the perpetrator, usually through a wire transfer.

Service members worldwide and across all ranks have been affected by sextortion. Since August 2012, technologically savvy perpetrators have targeted at least 160 DON service members, with more than 50 confirmed “successful” incidents of sextortion resulting in a cumulative loss of more than $45,000.

Sextortion is underreported given many service members’ feelings of embarrassment and concern regarding potential consequences of their actions. Regardless, perpetrators will typically continue harassment and threats of embarrassment even if payment is made. Reporting is critical to identifying and pursuing those responsible for sextortion scams.

How does sextortion occur?
While using social media, a service member is contacted by a young, attractive individual. The service member and individual begin chatting online and subsequently exchange Skype contact information. Their online communication quickly transitions to a video chat, becoming sexual in nature.

Unknown to the service member, the individual is secretly recording the sexual act. Shortly thereafter, the individual sends the service member the video file and threatens to release it to the service member’s friends, family, and command unless the service member sends cash via Western Union. After the service member pays the initial amount, the perpetrator demands more money.

Variations on this scenario include the victim receiving phone calls and threats from the alleged father of the individual or a purported law enforcement officer claiming that the individual is a minor and that the filing of criminal charges is forthcoming.

Some common indicators of sextortion include: unknown persons approach you online or attempt to “friend” you, even if you appear to have mutual “friends” or the “friends lists” are comprised predominantly of U.S. military members; the use of poor grammar and sentence structure by the perpetrator when exchanging messages; the person encourages you to engage in explicit video chat or exchange sexually explicit images almost immediately after initiating contact or “friending” you; a video call begins with an individual in a state of undress or engaging in a sexual act; communications from “law enforcement officials” occur via text message, email, or phone.

Avoid falling victim to sextortion

  • Adjust privacy settings of social media profiles and accounts to limit publicly available information to unknown persons.

  • Exercise caution when accepting friend requests or communicating with unknown persons online.

  • Avoid advertising or discussing U.S. military and/or U.S. government affiliations.

  • Refrain from engaging in sexually explicit activities online, such as posting or exchanging compromising photos/videos.

  • Turn off electronic devices and cover webcams when not in use.

  • Safeguard your personal banking and credit card information from unknown recipients.

What should you do if you are targeted?
Reporting is critical to identifying and pursuing those responsible for sextortion scams. If you or someone you know identifies suspicious activity or that they are being targeted:

  • Contact your command and law enforcement.

  • Do not submit any payment.

  • Save all messages and communications between you and the perpetrator.

How long should a Command expect to wait to get a report?
We try to process and submit reports to Commanding Officers within 7 to 10 days.
What should I do if I have a complaint against a Military Policemen?
Write down the time, date, nature of the complaint, and the names of the personnel involved and contact the Watch Commander at 830-6800. If not satisfied, report the incident to the Operations Chief, Operations Officer, Provost Sergeant or the Deputy Provost Marshal.
What happens if a person misses their traffic court appearance without making prior arrangements?
If the individual fails to appear, their case will be adjudicated in their absence. Additionally they will be awarded an additional 3 months suspension of driving privileges..
If a person has had their driving privileges revoked or suspended on the Combat Center are they authorized to drive on other DOD installations?
No, revocation or suspension of driving privileges on one DOD installation prohibits a person from driving on any DOD installation.
What affect does a civil arrest for Driving Under The Influence (DUI) have on Combat Center driving privileges?
When PMO is notified of a civil arrest for DUI, the driver (to include retired military, family members, civilian personnel, and active duty military) will be issued a letter of temporary suspension by the Provost Marshal's Office. The driver will be required to appear in the Combat Center Traffic Court for adjudication regarding driving privileges based on circumstances surrounding the arrest (i.e. traffic accident, Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), civilian police report, etc.). The Traffic Court Judge will consider the outcome of the civil court but is not bound by it.

Hit & Run
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Accident Investigation 760-830-4251
Administration 760-830-6094
Desk Sergeant 760-830-6810
DSN 230-6800
Operations 760-830-6095
DSN 230-4612
Services 760-830-6698
Training 760-830-8339
MWD / K9 760-830-4239
Criminal Investigation Division 760-830-6820
Fire Department 760-830-6475
Traffic Court Liaison 760-830-5461
Vehicle Registration 760-830-7700
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