From November, 1990 to Febuary, 1991
Chip went to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas
where He studied Naval Law inforcement.
Upon Graduating He returned to Lakehurt, New Jersey
And became a Military Police Officer.
Lackland AFB Security Police Tech School
Law Enforcement Specialist Tech School
The Security Forces career field is responsible for all "police" activities
on an Air Force base.
As a Security Forces Apprentice you will learn life-saving procedures,
provide armed response, direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic on base,
operate speed measurement equipment, and conduct breath tests using devices
to measure drug and alcohol levels in a suspect's system.
As a Security Forces Apprentice you will protect people, property,
and Air Force weapons systems.
You will learn laws, regulations, electronic security systems,
physical security systems, apprehension procedures, riot control, detention,
the use of police equipment, and combat tactics for Air Force Defense.
USAF Security Police Academy - Law Enforcement, Lackland AFB, Tx.
security police technical training area at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Located adjacent to Kelly AFB,
Lackland AFB was Kelly's bombing range until 1941.
Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II,
Lackland traded in its scrub brush for rows of frame barracks,
as it became the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center.
It was named for Brig. Gen. Frank P. Lackland,
the pioneer commander at Kelly, in 1947.
Called the Gateway to the Air Force,
Lackland provides basic military training for all enlisted Air Force
and Air Reserve component members.
More than 3 million airmen have caught their first glimpse
of Air Force life here.
The 37th Training Group provides technical training in secure communications
equipment maintenance, transportation, services, security police
and combat arms training and maintenance.
Joint service training for Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine personnel
is provided in numerous courses, such as military working dog handling
and security and law enforcement.
Air Force recruiters are also trained here.
The NCIS Law Enforcement and Physical Security Programs Department
is responsible for developing policy in the following areas:
ammunition and weapons security, general physical security,
law enforcement, and antiterrorism/force protection.
It also manages numerous programs
including electronic security systems, waterside security,
crime prevention, crime reporting, military working dogs,
security force training, Master-at-Arms (MA) programs and manpower,
Marine Corps Security Force matters,
antiterrorism and force protection doctrine and tactics,
and the Naval Reserve Security Program.
Law Enforcement Programs
The Master-at-Arms (MA) rating
and the Military Working Dog (MWD) program
are two major law enforcement programs managed by NCIS.
There are approximately 1,800 MAs in the Navy today,
who are responsible for performing a variety of law enforcement
and physical security functions.
It a sea-intensive rating with a large number of afloat billets,
and with shore assignments in security department and detachments.
MA's also serve as handlers in the MWD program,
which currently has 230 dogs used for security patrol duty,
as well as narcotics and bomb detection.
Master-At-Arms (MA) Program
The MA rating is by no means a modern innovation.
Naval records show that these "sheriffs of the sea"
were keeping order as early as the reign of Charles I of England.
At that time, they were charged with keeping swords, pistols,
carbines and muskets in good working order,
as well as ensuring that bandoleers were filled with fresh powder
before combat. Besides being chiefs of police at sea,
"sea corporals" as they were called in the British Navy,
had to be qualified in close order fighting under arms
and be able to train seamen in hand-to-hand combat.
In the days of sail, the MA's were truly "masters at arms."
The MA's in the U.S. Navy can trace the beginning of their rate
to the Union Navy during the Civil War. For the most part, however,
it was a collateral duty until 1973, when it became an official rating.
Members of today's MA rating are highly skilled professionals.
Applicants must be E-3's eligible for promotion the E-4.
The MA School is seven weeks in length and is located at
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
The course includes training in physical security, law enforcement,
antiterrorism, unarmed self defense, weapons, legal jurisdiction,
first aid and basic report writing.
Later in their careers, MA's may return for advance training
in these areas.
There are currently four Navy Enlisted Classifications
(NEC) under the MA program:
(NEC 2002) is for personnel involved in the investigation
of military offenses and matters outside the purview of those
felony crimes investigated by NCIS special agents.
The course is eight weeks long and held at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.
(NEC 2005) is for personnel handling dogs involved in patrolling
and detecting narcotics and explosives.
The MWD Handler course is 11 weeks long and is held at
Lackland Air Force Base.
(NEC 2006) is for personnel who already have the MWD Handler NEC
and are involved in the management of MWD facilities.
The Kennel Master course is four weeks long and is also held at
Lackland Air Force Base.
Afloat Corrections Specialist
(NEC 2008) is for personnel operating brigs afloat.
The course is four weeks long and is held at Lackland Air Force Base.
MA personnel may apply for Limited Duty Officer (LDO)
or Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) status.
Those accepted to the LDO program will be designated as
security officers with a Navy Officer Billet Code (NOBC) of 6490.
Those accepted into the CWO program will be designated as
security technicians with an NOBC of 7490. LDO's are eligible
for promotion up to the rank of captain (O-6).
In anticipation of the drawdown of active duty security forces,
NCIS established Naval Reserve Law Enforcement units.
These units are available for augmentation of regular security forces
in emergency situation or other circumstances requiring a higher level
Antiterrorism Security Forces
When acting in the role of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
Special Assistant for Naval Investigative Matters and Security,
NCIS is the Navy's lead agency for developing policy
and providing management and oversight in functional areas
of antiterrorism and force protection security training.
NCIS provides training to security forces as well as to Department
of the Navy personnel on topics ranging from rape prevention
to crisis management.
To assist in implementing these programs and training personnel,
NCIS maintains two Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) located in Norfolk,
Virginia, and San Diego, California.
MTTs conduct the Physical Security/Law Enforcement Supervisors Course,
and other security-related courses.
An average of 1,500 Navy personnel each year attend these courses.
Each year MTTs also provide special briefs to another
80,000 Navy personnel, civilian employees and dependents
who reside or work on Navy activities.
These briefings include:
Crime Prevention and Awareness
Rape Prevention and Victim Sensitivity
Violence in the Workplace
Case Management Exercises
Physical Security Programs
In its role of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
Special Assistant for Naval Investigative Matters and Security,
NCIS is also responsible for developing Navy physical security policy,
conducting policy oversight, and managing related research, development,
test, and evaluation.
The latter responsibility continues to include procurement and installation
of a wide range of physical security equipment.
Additionally, we provide oversight, assess and validate Navy physical security
resource requirements and identify appropriate source funding.
The NCIS centrally manages funding in three appropriations to develop
and improve defenses against criminal and terrorist elements.
In managing a program to assess the level of security afforded sensitive bases
and assets, our security teams support an average of 60 projects per year
through on-site surveys, project and design reviews,
and follow through to completion of installation.
Each of these projects involve the upgrading of physical security of readiness
assets at a shore-based Navy site.
With Law Enforcement and Physical Security (LEPS)
Assistance Teams located in San Diego, California, and Little Creek, Virginia,
an average of 130 assistance visits to selected bases are performed each year.
These visits involve consultations with military and civilian law enforcement
and security officers on improvement to local procedures, policies, facilities,
and equipment impacting on protection of Navy personnel and assets.
NCIS actively sponsors a number of RTD&E initiatives.
The objectives of these efforts are to either prepare specifications and standards,
test commercially available products, or develop equipment or systems
in those rare instances when the Navy's physical security equipment requirements
can not be met with nondevelopmental items. In the upcoming year,
NCIS will concentrate its efforts in five program areas, locks,
containers, and seals; waterside security; shipboard systems;
emergency destruction capability; and a focused testing initiative
of state-of-the-art electronic security systems.