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 22 conditions that maximize the development of subordinate leaders by educating them, training them, and providing them with the supporting experiences they need to grow as leaders. 3 Consequently, the 3d Military Police Group developed the Team Justice Certifcation Program to educate and train new offcers and expose them to the CID mission set. Although still in its infancy, the program strives to enable offcers who are newly assigned to the group to learn about CID, the CID daily mission, and the use of CID in support of senior mission commanders at all echelons. The objective of the 3d Military Police Group Team Justice Certifcation Program is to assimilate and integrate new offcers into the CID group within 180 days of arrival. The comprehensive program is coordinated, supported, and ultimately facilitated by enlisted agents and chief warrant offcers. The following topics are covered in the program: y CID overview. y Evidence program management. y Case fle management. y Investigations overview. y Automated Criminal Investigation and Criminal Intelligence System introduction. y CID subprograms. y Drug Suppression Team. y Protective services. y Sources. y Contingency operations funds (.0015). y Logistic security/economic crime. y Counterterrorism. y Personal security vulnerability assessments. y Computer Crimes Program. y Polygraph Program. y Crime scene processing. At the end of the training, the offcers work at a local CID offce for several days, shadowing the staff and observing the day-to-day activities, investigative operations, and evidence room management. If possible, they observe polygraph tests, autopsies, and computer crime activities; interact with the Drug Suppression Team; and visit the Defense Forensic Science Center, Forest Park, Georgia. 4 Although time- and resource-intensive, the education, training, and experience gained are priceless. Therefore, the group plans to seek ways to collaborate with other military police units throughout the group area of responsibility so that additional military police offcers can participate in the Team Justice Certifcation Program. Components of Leader Development There are three main components of leader development— education, training, and experience. Education The Army Leader Development Strategy 2013 defnes education as the "process of imparting knowledge and developing the competencies and attributes Army professionals need to accomplish any mission the future may present." 5 Education focuses on fundamentals, which Soldiers later practice and expand and improve upon through training and experience. Therefore, education relies predominantly on institutional training or professional military education. The U.S. Army Military Police School (USAMPS) must provide more education and exposure to CID at the earliest possible point in an offcer's career. Fostering a stronger understanding of the CID mission and role within the law enforcement community would help offcers with the execution of law enforcement duties. It would also improve their knowledge and confdence in advising and assisting leaders at all echelons. An understanding of the scope of CID capabilities and the basic employment of agents would help alleviate the confusion and stigmas regarding what CID is and what it does. This, in turn, would increase respect for the niche organization and for the agents who work to support U.S. Code, Title 10, Armed Forces, felony investigations Army-wide. 6 The Team Justice Certifcation Program complements the fundamentals covered during professional military education courses for military police offcers. In addition, the 3d Military Police Group leverages USAMPS and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center courses to provide advanced educational opportunities for offcers and agents. Attendance at advanced investigative training courses increases the staff ability to understand, coordinate, synchronize, and support the mission. Thus, by improving the education of offcers with regard to investigations and the critical mission and unique skill sets of CID, USAMPS would help demystify this facet of the Military Police Corps. Increased education would also result in increased respect for the CID mission and agents and would arm a greater percentage of military police leaders with the facts and data necessary to inform senior mission commanders about the support and assistance provided by military police— especially CID. 7 Training Training is defned as an "organized, structured, continuous, and progressive process based on sound principles of learning designed to increase the capability of individuals, units, and organizations to perform specifed tasks or skills." 8 Soldiers receive training in institutional or operational environments. Training is most advantageous when it takes place within the operational environment, where CID agents and other law enforcement professionals and organizations come together in a realistic setting. Joint and combined exercises not only enhance agent abilities, but also provide offcers with an increased understanding of the unique CID mission and capabilities and illustrate the partnership and integration of CID within the directorate of emergency services and the law enforcement community. The 3d Military Police Group participates in training (such as annual critical-incident Cantwell.1.indd 24 3/21/2014 12:42:38 PM

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