Military Police


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 18 discussion focused on educating law enforcement profession- als on recent events involving the escalation of force. Other topics included crime scene- and evidence-related subjects. An emphasis on attention to detail and professionalism standards proved to be extremely important; these can have a signifcant on the outcome of an investigation or trial. To broaden the Phoenix Soldiers' knowledge base, the 463d Military Police Company brought the Law Enforce- ment Training Institute from the University of Missouri– Columbia to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The topics of discussion emphasized the concepts of ethics, professional- ism, terrorism, extremism and weapons of mass destruction awareness, fair and impartial policing, feld interviews, and constitutional law. Given the current operating environ- ment, these topics are of the utmost importance to civilian and military police operations. The culminating event for the P4 training cycle is a situation-based law enforce- ment exercise. The exercise combines training and evalu- ation, replicating an actual duty shift from beginning to end. Soldiers attend guard mount; receive instructions, assignments, and a threat brief; and perform preven- tive maintenance checks on weapons, radios, and patrol vehicles. The military police Soldiers begin their patrols in and around Stem Village, (a life-like mock town) and respond to calls issued by the military police desk. In the scenarios, Soldiers respond to a variety of situations commonly encountered by our daily patrols, including traf- fc stops, larcenies, assaults, domestic disputes, and worst- case emergency scenarios (active-shooter, disaster, and suspicious-package responses). To increase training real- ism, we use enablers such as narcotics and bomb dogs and explosive ordnance disposal assets to familiarize Soldiers with these additional tools. During and following a call, Sol- diers train on the tactics and paperwork associated with each situation. Within the scope of each vignette, Soldiers are required to complete documentation of the case fles. This greatly enhances the Soldiers' capability and confdence lev- els when completing required forms, which is a frequently overlooked but critical aspect of the criminal justice process. In addition to the police operations focus of the P4 train- ing cycle, the battalion stresses support for MOS-focused training to enhance other MOSs within the Army. Initially, the battalion focuses on Soldier Training Publication Skill Level 1-4 tasks to prepare Soldiers for individual and leader tasks in support of garrison police operations and unifed land operations. To develop more resourceful and expansive training, the 92d Military Police Battalion began reaching out to civilian counterparts on behalf of support MOSs. There are numerous opportunities for communications specialists, health care specialists, food service specialists, and maintenance specialists to receive career-enhancing training that benefts the individual, the battalion, and the Army. For example, maintenance Soldiers attend the Master Driver Trainer Course and the Wheeled-Vehicle Recovery Course to enrich their knowledge base and im- plement best practices obtained from their counterparts into daily operations. Select wheeled-vehicle mechanics (MOS 91B) travel to Springfeld, Missouri, to receive train- ing at the Prime, Incorporated facilities. Prime, Incorpo- rated provides the Soldiers with insight into their proce- dures on dispatching and truck operations, trailer repairs, mechanical troubleshooting and diagnostics, preventive maintenance tracking, and logistics for repair parts. Health care specialists (MOS 68W) participate in cadaver training at Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri. The cadaver training includes hands-on experience accompanied by practical instruction in hu- man anatomy and physiol- ogy. This valuable training further empowers junior leaders by developing their skills and confdence to train and lead Soldiers. The P4 concept provides Soldiers from a wide range of MOSs with the ability to enhance their level of ex- perience and professional- ism through a combination of MOS-specifc training and external agency support. The P4 model is an invalu- able training strategy that strengthens mission readiness through advanced professional development for our most valuable asset—our Soldiers. Our intent is to continue this unique endeavor to mentor Soldiers and leaders to the high- er level of experience and professionalism that U.S. citizens have come to expect from our Profession of Arms. Captain Howard is the of the 463d Military Police Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri, and a degree in organizational security Webster University.

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