The 200th Military Police Command’s 2012 Annual Special Agent Training brought together U.S. Army Reserve special agents from Criminal Investigation Division units from across the country to participate in training designed to cover new techniques that will help the agents protect and transport a VIP.
“We’re out here conducting some vehicular maneuvers, including the pursuit-intervention technique and high-speed turning techniques,” Sgt. Jaqueline Webber, an active duty special agent with the 30th Military Police Detachment in Fort Stewart, Ga., said, according to the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS). “Anything that can be of use in case we are being chased while providing personal security for someone.”
The participants attended both a classroom and a hands-on portion. During the hands-on portion, the special agents had to drive through various obstacles while being shot at with paintball guns to simulate real-life stressful situations.
“Law enforcement agencies across the United States use this training as a tool to adjust fire on their training to learn different driving techniques,” Charles Sisak, a special agent with the 307th MP Det., said, according to DVIDS. “These are the basic fundamentals of driving in traffic-like situations.”
The training was specially designed to benefit the dual roles of CID special agents with their functions in both military and civilian law enforcement. The sessions were also designed for participants to bring back lessons and techniques to special agents who did not attend the training.