Accession Number : AD1020106

Title :   Does the Massachusetts National Guard's Police Mission Partnership Initiative (MPMPI) Training Model Have Utility Outside the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Aug 2015,10 Jun 2016

Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Leighton ,Christian A

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Report Date : 10 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : This study investigates the feasibility of the Massachusetts National Guards Police Mission Partnership Initiative (MPMPI) to determine if this training model is replicable. The purpose of MPMPI is to partner with Massachusetts Civilian Police Authorities in order to meet career opportunities, meet Military Police Law Enforcement Certification requirements, improve Military Police capacity for civil support missions and develop Law Enforcement professionals. The MPMPI leverages member's military police training with a condensed National Guard (NG) police academy taught by a blend of military and civilian law enforcement instructors. There are two condensed programs. These programs have shortened time requirements since they give prior credit to military police training, thus saving time and money. This grants employment opportunities to graduating members and enhances the skill set of MPs which can be applied during state emergencies. Since the NG is dual hatted, these enriched capabilities can also be executed in State and Federal activations. In light of current economic realities, the military, along with all entities of government will have to find a method to reduce costs. Is this new model of synergy between the military and civilian law enforcement a mutual relationship in which all parties receive benefits?

Descriptors :   national guard , LAW ENFORCEMENT , military training , Military police , PUBLIC RELATIONS , models , POLICE , homeland defense , education

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE