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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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23 Spring 2016 patrol, local/state legal statutes, communications plans, re- sponse plans, patrol distribution, consolidated dispatch, and emergency 911 operations. Tier 3 is taught in a small-group format, and information is discussed rather than presented as a lecture. Results As in Tier 1 and Tier 2, the 40-hour Tier 3 ends with a written test that students must successfully complete with a grade of at least 80 percent. The results from Tier 3 have been dramatic. The immediate beneft has been to pass own- ership of the law enforcement shift from the desk sergeant to the patrol supervisor, which has improved the perfor- mance of the patrols in every aspect. Equally as important has been the establishment of a working relationship be- tween senior DACP staff and the NCOs who work as patrol supervisors. The intangible benefts of these relationships cannot be overstated. Tier 4 is staffed by senior members of the DES. It is in- tended for senior NCOs and offcers who will be working as duty offcers on the installation. The tier is designed to in- troduce prospective duty offcers to incident command, con- solidated dispatch, installation policy, response protocols, and notifcation procedures and to their role in developing products used for the daily COMPSTAT-style meetings. The training has established a pool of trained leaders who can readily assume incident command responsibilities. It also helps maintain habitual relationships with installation staff and leaders from the fre and security divisions within DES. As of August 2015, DES has been certifying radar and standardized feld sobriety test (SFST) instructors; howev- er, due to manpower turnover, the battalion currently has only one certifed SFST instructor. The battalion goal is to increase and stabilize certifed instructors across the units in order to increase the number of military police Soldiers certifed in each specialized task. Certifcation by Specialization DES and the 519th Military Police Battalion work with the Louisiana State Police Academy to train and certify military police Soldiers/DACPs on SFST and Intoxilyzer® 5000EN operations. 2 As of August 2015, the 519th Military Police Battalion had 47 military police Soldiers certifed to conduct SFSTs. The battalion is projected to send two more Soldiers to the SFST instructor school to increase training and certifcation opportunities. Currently, the 519th Military Police Battalion has 39 radar-certifed military police Soldiers. The battalion is hosting a Radar Instructor Train-the-Trainer Course with the capability of certifying 30 personnel. The course is scheduled for the 4th quarter of fscal year 2015. The Radar Mobile Training Team Course supplies the battalion with a large pool of instructors who are capable of teaching and certifying military police Soldiers/DACPs on radar/lidar operations. This will have a ripple effect on Military Police Corps law enforcement training as these instructors depart and take their knowledge and abilities to other installations. Major Tasks All military police Soldiers are required to qualify semi- annually on duty weapons. Currently, small-arms ranges are routinely conducted by units within the 519th Military Police Battalion. The battalion recently started incorporat- ing the marksmanship techniques taught in the Law En- forcement Firearms Train-the-Trainer Course. The battal- ion hosted a Law Enforcement Firearms Train-the-Trainer Course mobile training team and is planning on transition- ing the law enforcement qualifcations to the Law Enforce- ment Weapons Training and Qualifcations standards once the ammunition allocation changes outlined in Department of the Army (DA) Pamphlet 350-38, Standards in Training take effect. EVOC Retraining EVOC retraining is offered to military police Soldiers/ DACPs based on need. Military police Soldiers/DACPs who are involved in on-duty traffc crashes can be directed to at- tend a scheduled EVOC class, based on the commander's guidance. Retraining is done on a case-by-case basis and is conducted in conjunction with the Tier 1 EVOC class. Motorcycle Training Two battalion military police Soldiers are currently de- tailed for police motorcycle duty. Before conducting motor- cycle patrol, military police Soldiers complete a Louisiana State Peace Offcer Standards and Training-certifed basic police motorcycle school. One NCO recently completed mo- torcycle training provided through the Northwestern Uni- versity Center for Public Safety (hosted at Louisiana State Police Barracks, Zachary, Louisiana). Military police Sol- diers continue to hone their motorcycle skills through daily drills conducted before, during, and after their shifts. The police motorcycle section is a highly effective traffc enforce- ment unit that provides the traffc section with better mobil- ity and the ability to maneuver through traffc to identify and stop violators. The police motorcycle section also pro- vides many community policing services (leading parades, providing traffc control for installation runs, supporting other events). The police motorcycle section heavily patrols residential sections, primarily responding to traffc-related complaints and traffc crashes. The tiered system of police certifcations began in ear- ly 2014. The identifcation and use of SMEs to instruct classes greatly increased the content value of each class. As assessed by DES personnel, the quality of police work (such as report writing [content and diction], case work [Community-Oriented Policing Services/the Army Law

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