Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

Spring 2017

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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READINESS THROUGH REAL-WORLD APPLICATION The U.S. Army Military Police School (USAMPS) was relocated to Fort Leonard Wood, MO in 1999 based on Congressional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) hearings which slated its move from Fort McClellan, AL. The school is responsible for training soldiers in basic military and military police functions as well as advanced policing procedures such as criminal investigations and intelligence, forensics, and various levels of professional military education across enlisted, warrant officer, and officer rank structures. By Kevin Hunter, S&BP Editor Within the Army, there are two branches of military police investigations: those working at the misdemeanor level and those responsible for felony level crimes. Both receive much of the same training offered by the CID course; however, instruction for CID special agents covers more serious crimes such as rape, robbery, murder, major fraud, high value larceny, etc. USAMPS also offers an advanced crime scene investigations course covering subject matter such as scattered remains, buried bodies, techniques in bullet trajectory identification, blood spatter analysis, as well as advanced techniques in uncovering investigative processes that may be beneficial to cases. Advanced crime scene techniques are taught from a forensics perspective with regard to the identification and collection of evidence. Under MPID, a criminal intelligence course is also taught to MP and CID personnel providing instruction on in-depth analysis of information collected during an investigation so patterns can be built linking perpetrators, identifying criminal groups and assisting with the background analysis of subjects under investigation. From a warrant officer development perspective, the MPID conducts both basic and advanced CID leader development courses that focus on case management and general leadership responsibilities essential to warrant officers charged with supervising felony-level investigations. Eye on Next-level Capabilities "Evaluating emerging technologies in crime scene processing and forensics science arenas is at the heart of my role here," indicated Fitz. "As part of this, we try to take advantage of opportunities to incorporate new pieces of equipment into training efforts." One such advanced technology already being used in field operations is the latest advancement in alternate light source Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen and Maj. Gen. Mark Inch review the MP Corps Regiment, Ft. Leonard Wood. (USAMPS) APPLYING SKILL TO FIELD ARMY MILITARY POLICE SCHOOL 12 | S&BP and CST & CBRNE | Spring 2017

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