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 22 search and seizure, and the use of force. The airfeld opera- tions SMEs certify the patrols for driving on the airfeld in the event that an incident occurs on the runway. Population All company grade military police Soldiers (private through captain) and newly hired DACPs are required to attend the Tier 1 course before performing law enforcement duties. All military police Soldiers are then required to com- plete a 6-day, on-the-job training program where they are placed with an experienced patrol, supervisor, or military police duty offcer before operating solo. Military police Sol- diers/DACPs then attend the other tier courses based on rank and position. Each class size ranges from 10 to 20 per- sonnel. Major Tasks Tier 1 provides the basis for patrol certifcation. The participants are taught many basic law enforcement top- ics; each class is instructed from a standardized program of instruction based on industry standards, Army regulations, and local policy. A policies and procedures class covers the basic policies and standard operating procedures governing DES law enforcement activities. All military police Soldiers are required to attend a use-of-force briefng that is instruct- ed by a judge advocate general representative. This briefng is scenario-based and covers a range of incidents that mili- tary police Soldiers/DACPs could face while working in law enforcement. The EVOC is a 2-day course that covers classroom in- struction and includes a backing course and a high-speed driving course. The students are required to successfully navigate the driving courses, receive a "GO" status from the EVOC instructor, and pass a written test covering the entire block of instruction. INIWIC certifcations are com- pleted over a 3-day period and cover training on unarmed self-defense, mechanical-advantage control holds, the TaserĀ®, and oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray. Results The results are performance-driven and assessed based on practical and physical exercises, written exams, after ac- tion reviews, and course critiques. The course results are quantifed and recorded on an order-of-merit list. At the end of the 85-hour course, the students must successfully com- plete a written test, with a grade of at least 80 percent. The Tier 1 training has created a uniform standard of training throughout the battalion. Tier 2 is primarily staffed by DES DACP personnel. Ev- ery Tier 2 instructor is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Instructor Course and has been Louisiana State Peace Offcer Standards and Training-certifed. Population All military police Soldiers are encouraged to attend Tier 2; however, the target population of the course is every Soldier/DACP who serves as a single-person patrol, senior patrolman, or patrol supervisor. The course is modeled af- ter portions of the Louisiana Peace Offcer Standards and Training curriculum. The students beneft most from the advanced patrol tactics taught in this course. Major Tasks Tier 2 gives students an in-depth knowledge on topics such as advanced patrol tactics, crime scene protocol/evidence collection, criminal patrol, patrol as in- vestigators, offcer safety and survival, search and seizure, domestic violence response/investigation, use of force, and active-shooter response. The students are also introduced to more advanced topics (police models, incident command, crime awareness, computer-aided dispatch). The classes give patrol offcers a better understanding of how to incorporate offcer safety and survival skills into calls for service, how to conduct a criminal investigation, what to document on a case, and what to look for to meet the elements of a crime as mandated by applicable laws. Results At the end of the 80-hour course, students must success- fully complete a written test, with a grade of at least 80 per- cent. The results of the Tier 2 course have been signifcant. Patrols are more confdent in their abilities, which is evi- denced by an overall increase in the quality of work demon- strated by those who have graduated from Tier 2. Nearly every aspect of performance (report writing, citations, evi- dence collection, neighborhood canvassing) has exhibited marked improvement. Tier 3 is also instructed by senior members of the DES staff who have completed the Federal Bureau of Investiga- tion Instructor Course. Population The patrol supervisor (not the desk sergeant) holds the most important position on a Fort Polk law enforcement shift. The Fort Polk DES operates with a consolidated 911 communications center responsible for all emergency medical service, fre, and police dispatch on the instal- lation. Therefore, the structure is different than a stan- dard military police station containing desk sergeants and radio/telephone operators. The burden of responsibility for the shift is placed on the patrol supervisor and the watch of- fcer. Tier 3, which was developed with the patrol supervisor in mind, provides the most beneft for the battalion, DES, and the installation. The tier is intended for prospective pa- trol supervisors and builds on topics taught in Tier 2. Major Tasks Students begin the course with an in-depth discussion on the policing model used at Fort Polk (a combination of problem-oriented policing and Computational Statistics [COMPSTAT]). 1 The supervisor's role in that model is then trained in detail. Students are instructed in crime scene management, incident command, report writing, criminal

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