- "I'm sorry, Corporal. This is a restricted area. "
- ― MP[src]
In Half-Life: Opposing Force, Military Police members are seen stationed at the HECU's training base, Santego. They are charged with guarding areas requiring security clearance to enter, assisting the Drill Instructors, and collecting and storing the weapons that HECU recruits use during their training exercises. Most soldiers are armed with a Submachine Gun and appear to wear a Powered Combat Vest. Unlike regular soldiers, however, MPs bear red and white sashes and the letters "MP" on their metal hard helmets as well as an armband with "MP" written on it. If interacted with, they will only utter two phrases: "I'm sorry, Corporal, this is a restricted area!" and "This is a restricted area, soldier!", referring to player character Adrian Shephard. As with the Drill Instructors, firing upon any MP will end the game and display the status "Awaiting Court Martial".
Behind the scenes
In Half-Life, the Black Mesa security guards were originally to be members of the Military Police. This concept was dropped when the guards were changed to instead be allies to the player. In the Opposing Force files, an unused MP interaction sound can be found in which the soldier states "Don't confuse your rank with my authority, Corporal!".
MP stationed near a card reader.
List of appearances
|Hazardous Environment Combat Unit|
|Characters||Minor members · Dwight T. Barnes · Sharp · Adrian Shephard|
|Classes||HECU Engineer · HECU Medic · HECU Sniper|
|Weapons||9mm Pistol · Artillery Cannon · Combat Knife · Desert Eagle · Dynamite · Fragmentation Grenade · Gun Emplacement · Land Mine · Laser Trip Mine · M249 Squad Automatic Weapon · M-40A1 Sniper Rifle · Mortar · Submachine Gun · Rocket Cannon · RPG · Satchel Charge · Sentry Gun · Shotgun · Tripod-Mounted Heavy Machine Gun|
|Transportation||AH-64 Apache · Jet · M1A1 Abrams · M2A3 Bradley · M44 cargo truck · Osprey Heliplane|
|Technology||Chargers · Powered Combat Vest · Radio · Tactical Map · Transportation · Weapons|
|Other||Hazardous Environment Combat Unit models · Military Police · Robot Grunt · Santego Military Base|
|Classes (cut)||Human Sergeant|
|Weapons (cut)||20mm Cannon|