Or, a chevron rompu Vert, between in dexter chief a pair of scales and in base a lion rampant Gules.
From a wreath Or and Vert, upon a fess wavy Azure surmounted by a bar wavy Argent, two fasces in saltire of the first, blades outward garnished of the second, enfiled by a mural crown of the first.
JUSTI TERRAM INCOLANT (Let The Just Inhabit The Earth).
Yellow and green are the colors traditionally used by Military Police. The chevron allegorically implies the functions of the organization, which is the heraldic representation of the saddle of a warhorse. The break represents the forward achievements of the organization. The lion is representative of the characteristics of the personnel, being the lively image of the good soldier, who must be valiant of courage, strong body, and a foe to fear. The pair of scales indicate the justice administered by the battalion. The motto is expressive of the feelings of the personnel in the performance of their duties.
The fasces, a symbol of military justice, represents the battalion's campaign credits during World War II. The mural crown suggests the unit's inactivation in Austria; the wavys allude to the Missouri River and the state in which the 796th Military Police Battalion will reactivate.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 796th Military Police Battalion on 18 February 1943. It was amended to correct the blazon on 5 April 1943. It was amended to include a crest on 12 April 2007.