Posted on Feb 8, 2014
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I am just curious because now that some installations have gone away from DA Police and Military Police are actually back in control of their installations, how do you feel about Military Police?
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SSG V. Michelle Woods
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At Fort Riley the MPs were always very professional and polite to me. Other than this one loser pervert MP, I feel really confident in their ability to handle military installations without civilian help.
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Hey!!!! I'm not a loser.lol
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SSG V. Michelle Woods
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Just a pervert then? Me too, but man we can't be showcasing that on an MP thread!
*whispers* Be cool, it's the cops!


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SSG Home Mechanic
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SSG,


The big question is what type of training are you and your Soldiers getting to help fill in this gap and how long is it taking? I do know this SSG, Bliss has training that some installations will not get due to “Civilians” still being in control of the MP’s. And this needs to be changed. TASER, Monadnock ASP, the MPH-900 ALPR, patrols carrying long guns due to “Active Shooters”, responding to the latter “training” and with Fort’s Bliss, Hood, Leavenworth and Bragg (correct me if I‘m wrong on the last please), some of these are already in place. With the interaction of how the MP’s act with others, SSG Wood’s I’m sorry to say this, but the last few times I have been on Fort Riley, the MP’s have been MIA. But I do know this, my son is an MP here at Riley (from Fort Bliss, and yes SSG L, he has asked me WTFO is going on here) and he’s been asked by fellow NCO’s to “Slow down and not be so aggressive”. He does his job and will write a citation when he sees a violation. The Soldiers here are not being trained like they should be nor are they taking it seriously. Why, the Civilians that are still in control at the top that DON’T want ant change and think Civilian Police need to be in charge all the time. My response, that’s the wrong answer.

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I agree. Here at Bliss I work as a Patrol Supervisor, and a number of my patrols are required to draw their long rifles as it should be that way! A 9mm is going to do little damage against a well armored suspect especially in a Active Shooter Scenario. We are certified on and carry both the ASP as well as the Taser, not to mention OC of course. I try to get my Patrols engaged in the community, conduct walking patrols and often require alot more than the usual patrol shift Supervisor requires. And yes my Police Chief, HMFIC, is a civilian. The PM does whatever the civilian says and it affects the way MPs control the installation.
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SFC James Baber
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So you do have the same problem as I mentioned about the DACP chief counterminding and cutting off what the MPs should be able to do. Like I said, the civilian force needs to be gone from the installation LE duties, they are making the problems worse than they were prior to 9/11/
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The biggest issue with the Military Police Corp is it’s attitude. Yes, I will say this due to I have seen this happen as a Watch Commander and Patrol Super Visor. The interaction between MP’s, Soldiers, Civilians and “Others” needs to be addressed on a daily basis. Patrols being visible not only on the road, in the Communities (on foot, bike making contact with the populace) the PX complex or in another Battalion/Brigades footprint does make a big impact. For example, try calling out at a Battalion just to do a walk through, log in, and let that CSM, BC know, “We’re just here to see how you’re doing and to say hi” . Along with the needed training in patrol, response, running code, and how to quell a disturbance quickly might come from a Civilian Agency. But for now, the Veteran Patrol NCO’s need to train the Soldiers the right way.

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I'm here at Schofield the DAs are lazy! They find places and just sleep.
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I'm programmed not to like MPs, but most if the ones I've encountered are pretty squared away and professional
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SSG Operations
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I see a blue cord, yup MPs and Infantry don't mix well.........but that is the nature of the beast. No hard feelings right?
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I felt the same way when I was first commissioned as a hard-charging Airborne-Ranger Infantry officer. When I was injured and "disqualified for the combat arms", I became a Military Police officer and, honestly, it is the best thing that ever happened to me. I loved the Military Police Corps and still do.
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