Civilian Police: Future of the Military Police Corps
EWS contemporary issue paper
MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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Can civilian police officers really protect military bases as well as active duty Soldiers and Marines Many say they cannot however, due to the growing demand for military police MP overseas, civilian police have become a necessary part of the Armed Forces. The Provost Marshals Office PMO at Marine Corps Base Quantico has identified a need for more field MP due to our mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.1 Officials at other DoD installations have the same view. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Parris Island Recruit Depot are now hiring civilian police officers to free up the military police to fight the war on terror.2 With more MP every year committed to the Global War on Terror GWOT, few will be left to patrol and guard our bases. In fact, civilian police officers must continue to be employed throughout the Department of Defense DoD because of the high demand for MP overseas and at our home stations.
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