Security Guard Training Program

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This school's motto: "Of the Troops, for the Troops."

The Army National Guard depends on Military Police (MP) to maintain law, order, and discipline to provide security for Army National Guard personnel. They serve worldwide as the National Guard's law enforcement, security, anti-terrorism and force-protection specialists to handle crimes committed on Army installations and to support Army fighting forces on the battlefield.

Military Police Soldiers are recognized as law enforcement professionals who receive some of the most advanced police training available.

You will be trained to provide a wide range of diverse support and challenged to adapt to any mission or environment. This training is designed to transform a civilian into a Soldier and to provide the necessary expertise needed to be a Military Police Soldier.

The United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS) is the Army's "Law Enforcement Center of Excellence" and is an all-encompassing law-enforcement training site for Military Police Soldiers. USAMPS trains Military Police Soldiers for war, peace, stability operations, and civil support operations; prepares the Military Police Corps for the future; and fosters organizational excellence.


Military police protect the lives and property on Army/National Guard installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies.


Law enforcement patrols
Interview witnesses, victims and suspects in investigations
Crime scene security and processing
Arrest and charge criminal suspects


Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which National Guard jobs are best for you.


Job training for military police requires 20 weeks of One Station Unit Training and on-the-job instruction in police methods. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you'll learn are:

Basic warrior skills and use of firearms
Military/civil laws and jurisdiction
Investigating and collecting evidence
Traffic and crowd control
Arrest and restraint of suspects


Interest in law enforcement
Ability to make quick decisions
Remain calm under heavy duress
Ability to interact well with people

Skilled Technical (ST) : 91 on the ASVAB test


The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.

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