Directorate of Emergency Services
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JBLM Provost Marshal
The JBLM Provost Marshal of the Directorate of Emergency Services provides an array of services to the Commanders, Airmen, Soldiers, and Families of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Provost Marshal's Office (police station) is in building 2007 on North 2nd Street. Links provide a brief description of the mission of each section. See how the Military Police can serve you. For telephone numbers for contacting a representative from each section, click on the "Contacts" link.
CHANGES IN VEHICLE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
In September 2011, Department of the Army sent a message to all Army installations that the decision on whether to require vehicle registration was delegated down to the installation level. There was no longer an Army-level requirement for vehicles to be registered and to display the DoD decal, DD Form 2220. The DD Form 2220 is the blue and white, rectangular sticker that has the serial number. Some Army installations eliminated the requirement. Others, including Joint Base Lewis-McChord, opted to retain the program.
Over the past few months the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) has evaluated the benefits of the Vehicle Registration program to our mission of securing the installation, solving crimes, and ensuring compliance with certain regulatory requirements. We have identified a process which enables us to meet those key elements, but which will also save time and inconvenience for our Service Members; their families; our retiree population; and for our civilian workforce.
Effective 7 May 2012, the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) will implement a new procedure for Vehicle Registration. Once the vehicle has been registered there is no need to return every three years to update the registration. The DoD decal will be valid as long as it is still in good condition and is legible.
The stickers indicating an expiration month/ year and the installation identifier will no longer be issued. We recommended that individuals who already have those items displayed remove them on or after 7 May 2012, however, this is not a requirement. Access Control personnel will not deny access if those tabs are displayed and past their expiration date. Do not remove the tabs prior to 7 May 2012.
For questions or clarification on this new procedure you may contact the DES Vehicle Registration Office at (253) 967-1914. You may also contact the Lewis Main Visitor Center at (253) 966-5990 or the McChord Field Visitor Center at (253) 982-2582.
QUESTION: Have the requirements for registration changed?
ANSWER: No. Registrants will still have to present their DoD identification, a valid driverís license, current vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and an emission testing certificate. Retirees who do not live or work on the installation are exempt from the emission testing requirement.
QUESTION: Why do I have to get an emissions test if I live in an area such as Thurston County that does not require the test?
Answer: In the mid-90ís the Federal Clean Air Act required the Commander to enforce state emissions rules if the installation was situated within a geographic area with emission testing requirements. That is the case here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Vehicle registration is simply the enforcement tool.
QUESTION: Will DoD decals issued in this manner from JBLM be honored at installations who retained the requirement for expiration dates and installation identifiers.
ANSWER: Local Navy bases have retained the standard DoD registration regime and have been informed about our future program. We cannot speak for what other installations may require but you should be prepared to comply with whatever requirements have been established by commanders at other military installations.
QUESTION: Why has JBLM chosen to retain a system the Army no longer requires?
ANSWER: Vehicle registration records are often useful in the conduct of investigations and our procedure satisfies the commanderís obligation to enforce Federal Clean Air Act requirements.
QUESTION: How does this change affect registration of privately owned weapons?
ANSWER: There is no effect on the procedures or requirement for registration of privately owned firearms.
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Last updated on: 27 April 2015 11:57U