ShieldVert, in base a bar gemel wavy Or, issuant from the upper bar a galley of the like charged on the sail with a fleur-de-lis Azure.
CrestFrom a wreath Or and Vert a portcullis Sable garnished of the first surmounted by a laurel wreath of the like superimposed by two swords hilt to base saltirewise Proper; overall a fleur-de-lis Azure above a stylized non-lethal cartridge in base of the fourth.
MottoSECURITAS COPIARUM (Guardians of the Troops).
ShieldThe colors green and yellow are for the Military Police. The fleur-de-lis and galley, taken from the arms of the city of Paris, have a two-fold meaning as charges. Together they indicate service in the area around Paris; singly, the fleur-de-lis represents service in Northern France; and the galley symbolizes the early assignment of the organization?escorting prisoners from North Africa. The two wavy bars represent two trips in this capacity.
CrestThe portcullis symbolizes security and recalls the Battalion's World War II mission of detaining and escorting prisoners. The swords denote readiness and combat participation. The fleur-de-lis refers to the unit's campaign in France during World War II. The cartridge recalls the use of direct fire non-lethal munitions in Kosovo, the first use of this armament by U.S. Army personnel, in April 2000. The wreath recalls the awards gained by the unit in Northern Iraq, Kosovo and Bosnia. Gold represents the branch and signifies excellence; black denotes strength and solidarity and blue indicates worldwide capabilities.
The coat of arms was originally approved on 28 April 1952. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 8 October 1952. The insignia was amended to add a crest on 21 June 2001.