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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is done in accordance with Army regulation and policy. "If a survey determines that a facility has been conducting inventories every other month rather than every two weeks as mandated by Army regulation, MP or CID personnel conducting the survey identify this finding as a crime conducive condition," Fitz said. "By taking proactive measures, such as supporting commanders with surveys and threat assessments, the likelihood that criminal action will diminish unit readiness significantly decreases." Current Initiatives Going Forward Other focus areas at USAMPS involve teaching and employing community policing techniques and standardization of military police equipment and certification processes. "Standardizing of military police equipment across the Army as well as standardization of post-Fort Leonard Wood training are two primary initiatives going into 2017," said Fitz. "The certification and re-certification of MPs after they leave USAMPS and are assigned to operational units is key to ensuring uniformity in police practices across the Army." Achieving enhanced expeditionary forensics capabilities is one of the Army's largest policing initiatives. "Taking crime scene and criminal intelligence capabilities and integrating them into the flow of combat operations is a challenge the Army is addressing through the implementation of mobile crime scene diagnostics and field labs capabilities that enable evidence processing on site, helping to diminish the possibility of evidentiary compromise through evidence mishandling," noted Fitz. "As a component of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, USAMPS is focused on the development of capabilities that best support combatant commanders through the collection and evaluation of evidence, which directly supports the process of identifying and targeting threats to US forces. We're in the business of improving our forensic capabilities so we can accurately identify those who wish to do us harm, whether an insider threat or foreign enemy combatant. The doctrine, training and material capabilities we are developing will not only aid in identifying individuals responsible for actions against US forces but also directly assist in developing more sophisticated security measures designed to thwart further threat to U.S. interests," he emphasized. "Our military police are out there in theater searching for enemy operatives across the global Army domain, providing investigative intelligence and forensics science in the interest of proactive safety and directly impacting mission success," Fitz confirmed. "Military police are frequently unable to take a break from the operational environment, often incorporating lessons learned and new training practices while actively engaged in law enforcement, criminal investigations, and detention operations around the world. This non-stop operational environment requires continued vigilance while addressing real-world challenges 365 days a year." Over 60 Educational Workshops Over 30,000 Square Feet of Exhibit Space Virginia Beach Convention Center www.virginiahazmat.org Join Us September 12-15, 2017 COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTION www.tacticaldefensemedia.com | scan the code to sign up now! A military police Soldier performs a K-9 demonstration with a military police working dog. (Michael Curtis, Visual Information Center) APPLYING SKILL TO FIELD ARMY MILITARY POLICE SCHOOL www.tacticaldefensemedia.com 14 | S&BP and CST & CBRNE | Spring 2017

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