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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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24 MILITARY POLICE Enforcement Reporting and Tracking System], and the cor- rect use of citations and forms) has greatly improved since the inception of Tier 2 and Tier 3. Throughout 2013, DES received numerous interactive customer evaluation (ICE) comments that directly related to military police Soldiers' performance and profciency lev- els or tasks ranging from directing traffc to responding to calls for service. Approximately 12 percent of the comments received were positive, but an overwhelming majority were negative. Throughout 2014, the ICE comments dramatically improved—approximately 50 percent of the comments re- ceived for that year were positive. For the frst 8 months of 2015, approximately 55 percent of the ICE comments were positive—a 5 percent increase over 2014. Although these are nonstandard representative samples, the numbers are somewhat indicative of the public perception of military po- lice Soldiers conducting law enforcement duties. Since the implementation of tier training, the battalion has continually received positive feedback from senior lead- ers throughout the installation, mostly commenting on the increased professionalism seen in on-duty military police Soldiers. Way Ahead Currently, the Tier 1 training is implemented on a monthly basis, with the other tiers scheduled quarterly or as needed based on demographics. The battalion is test- ing a pilot program in which the tier courses are melded together to create a police certifcation course. The goal of the new course composition is to provide the newly arriv- ing military police Soldiers/DACPs with the training needed to effectively work law enforcement at their level. For in- stance, a captain attending the entire course would complete Tiers 1, 2, and 4 and be certifed to conduct military po- lice duty offcer on-the-job training. The police certifcation course is designed to be modular, allowing military police Soldiers/DACPs who have already completed a portion of the tier program to complete the required classes for the next tier course. The goal is to create a more capable, profcient military police Soldier/DACP at the end of the course. Once the 2015–2016 population completes their tier courses, the new certifcation course model will be solidifed and will be- come the standard for police certifcation. To address the lack of specialized instructors available to the battalion, units are to semiannually send NCOs to the specialized instructor courses to maintain two instruc- tors for INIWIC, SFST, and radar/lidar courses based on projected losses of current instructor staff. A program to reinstitute Digital Training Management System job books at the squad leader level is being imple- mented in fscal year 2016. This program will allow units to observe and record semiannual and annual training re- quirements for their military police Soldiers, as directed by the Provost Marshal General. In addition, the job books will streamline the requirements and allow the critiques to be completed in real time while the squad leader and military police Soldier are on duty. Conclusion Before the implementation of the tiered police certifca- tion system, the standard for police training and certifca- tion was inconsistent and dependent on the SME and in- structor populations of the military police companies at any given time. The goal of the tier system is to standardize training and provide DES with better-trained military police Soldiers/DACPs who understand law enforcement concepts and conduct themselves as police offcers on patrol. Great strides have been made by focusing the training on law en- forcement tasks identifed as lacking across the formation by the units and DES senior leadership. Moving forward, the battalion and DES continue to resource certifed instructor schools, increase military police Soldier/DACP profciency, and ensure the continuity of institutional knowledge with the goal of ever improving police training and certifcations at Fort Polk and across the Military Police Corps. Endnote: 1 According to the New York Police Department, COMPSTAT is a statistics-based policing model. 2 An Intoxilyzer calculates the alcohol concentration in a breath sample. DA Pamphlet 350-38, Standards in Training , 6 October 2015. Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 31, - , , accessed on 5 February 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Myers - tary Police Battalion and garrison director services He holds a bachelor's degree Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida; degree in business and organizational security University; Chief Lungrin is the chief of police of Fort Polk, Louisiana. He retired as a frst sergeant. He holds a bachelor's degree in justice University, Orange First Lieutenant Larson is the police operations offcer and special reaction offcer in charge for the Fort Polk DES. He holds a bachelor's degree in business Kaplan University, St. Louis, Missouri. Sergeant First Class Wilburn is the frst sergeant for the operations NCO for the 519th Military Police Battalion. He is currently pursuing an associate's degree in justice Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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