The Georgia Army National Guard and local law enforcement teamed up to hold a series of training exercises, as an extension of the National Guard commitment to reinforce relationships with local communities. The 190th Military Police Company, located in Kennesaw, Ga., conducted joint riot control and mobile field force training with Kennesaw State University (KSU) Police Department.
When KSU and the Georgia Army National Guard began their partnership in January of this year, the purpose was to identify similarities and differences with training focusing on the most basic maneuvers. The partnership has proven to be a success, with both organizations pledging to routinely train together in order to provide a more substantive approach to public safety in situations where crowd control was required.
“Many of these men and women are from the community and people we know, that we are responsible to,” KSU Uniform Patrol Unit Leader and Marine Corps veteran, Lt. Phillip W. Mings said. “We both use the same basic (crowd control) tactics, and with budget concerns it just makes sense to turn to our neighbor, if the need arises.”
The Georgia Army National Guard and local law enforcement teamed up to hold a…
by Tactical-Life / Dec 9, 2013