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 41 damage. The detachment commander, who has more than 28 years of experience and works as a civilian law enforcement offcer, speculated that escaped inmates might return to their units to try to gain assistance, to steal a uniform to avoid detection, or to seek retribution against those responsible for their incarceration. Training is the best way to eliminate these possibilities. With repeated practice, Soldiers will know what to do if an escape occurs. After the escape of the simulated inmate during the Camp Arifjan exercise, military police Soldiers consulted the contact list and alerted emergency services and other law enforcement agencies. The unit coordinated the return of off-shift personnel. Response teams were formed, and relevant information— such as the physical appearance of the inmate—was used to create a fyer known as a rabbit card. These activities and the recommendations of the Soldiers who participated in the search patrols helped unit leaders revise standing operating procedures and identify locations where a would-be escapee might hide. The chief of the unit correctional service branch said that, although the operation took longer than desired, he was pleased with the coordination displayed during the exercise. He also indicated that, while the reaction time of the provost marshal's offce was very good, the assembly of other confnement facility personnel took longer. The issue of time will be the main focus of the next such exercise, which is scheduled to coincide with the arrival of the replacement unit. Sergeant Spradlin is a public affairs specialist assigned to U.S. Army Central and deployed to Kuwait. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the American Military University and is working toward a master's degree in American history. Military police offcers return an "inmate" to the Theater Field Confnement Facility at Camp Arifjan. Spradlin.1.indd 43 3/21/2014 1:08:37 PM

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