Military Police

SPRING 2014

Military Police contains information about military police functions in maneuver and mobility support, area security, law and order, internment/resettlement, and police intelligence operations.

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MILITARY POLICE . 19-14-1 11 T he U.S. Army Offce of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG), in collaboration with the Army staff and commands, is developing an information-sharing architecture that improves mission command in the delivery of protection and emergency services for installations. The objectives of the initiative are to— y Achieve a unity of effort through the sharing of networks, information, data, and analytical tools within a unifed system. y Standardize reporting procedures to improve Ar my protection and mission readiness across the range of military operations. y Standardize communication systems that store and rapidly transmit information. y Develop and implement technical interface capabilities for the interoperability of appropriate protection, access control, identity-vetting systems, police records management, and crime analysis. Addressing Policing-Community Initiatives Ongoing Army policing-community initiatives include means to— y Achieve a unity of effort in misdemeanor and felony criminal records management systems. y Field common computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems using an enterprise approach. y Make use of criminal intelligence analytical tools. Unity of Effort OPMG and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) (commonly known as CID) are developing a single Army police records management system—the Army Law Enforcement Reporting and Tracking System (ALERTS). ALERTS merges the misdemeanor case management system (Centralized Operations Police Suite) with the felony case management system (the Army Criminal Investigation/ Criminal Intelligence System), thus forming a single Army case management system. This will allow the seamless transfer of cases between military police and criminal investigators, resulting in a single repository for criminal analysis. CAD Systems At full operational capability, ALERTS will also be linked with an Army CAD system. In an enterprise approach, an By Ms. Katherine Brennan and Colonel H. Tracy Williams III (Retired) Army program executive offce will use Army-established acquisition processes to guide the procurement of a CAD system that is standardized across the Army. This will assure compatibility with other Army systems, improve procurement effciency through the economy of scale, and facilitate the training of Soldiers and Department of the Army (DA) civilian police on common systems. Criminal Intelligence Analytical Tools OPMG also partnered with CID to provide criminal intelligence analysts and military and DA civilian police investigators with a criminal intelligence analytical tool. The analytical tool, which is now available, enables users to query Army-wide information from the Army criminal records data warehouse. This access assists commands in improving proactive, preventive, intelligence-led policing. The criminal records management system will also provide crime analysis tools and reports that can be used for trend analysis. In addition, OPMG is working with the Law Enforcement Defense Data Exchange (LE D-DEx) Program Management Offce at the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service to comply with Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 5525.16, Law Enforcement Defense Data Exchange (LE D-DEx), which directs all Department of Defense (DOD) law enforcement agencies to use the LE D-DEx system to share criminal justice information across organizational boundaries, thereby enhancing DOD lead sharing in the areas of crime prevention and investigation. 1 The LE D-DEx is an online, real-time, criminal justice information data-sharing system that serves as the DOD portal through which criminal justice information is externally shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement National Data Exchange and regional law enforcement data-sharing systems that participate in the Law Enforcement Information Exchange (a data repository that contains information from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies). The LE D-DEx provides accurate, complete, and timely criminal justice information to improve Army criminal investigations and to enhance public safety for all jurisdictions. Supporting Other Efforts This new information-sharing architecture will also allow installation access control points to interface with dispatch/ operations centers, link patrols for heightened awareness and improved offcer safety, and provide direct connections to criminal records management systems. When fully operational, the CAD system will provide shared situational awareness patrol (continued on page 15) Brennan and Williams.1.indd 13 3/21/2014 12:35:58 PM

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