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Plans, Policies & Operations (PP&O)

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Gate Information

Main Gate/East Gate (Miramar Way) The Main Gate also known as the East Gate is located off of 1-15 on Miramar Way. Inbound - 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week.

North Gate {Miramar Road) The North Gate is located off of Miramar Road and is also known as the housing gate. Inbound and outbound - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

West Gate (Miramar Road) The West Gate on Miramar Road and is the gate closest to the 805. Inbound and outbound - 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4p.m. to 6 p.m. (Close weekends and holidays)Vehicle Registration

MCPA students who have not previously registered their vehicle aboard the base will be issued a temporary pass for base access. The MCAS Miramar Vehicle Registration Office is located in Bldg. 6200 (At the Main Gate/East Gate. Miramar Way), 858-577-1463.

Graduation Info

Held in the Bob Hope Theater, MCAS Miramar. Graduation is held at 1000 and normally lasts 1 lo 1 1/2 hours depending on the length of the guest speaker's remarks and the graduating class size.

Leave

There is a “no leave” policy while students attend the BPOC: Any missed training must be made up. Students missing more than 5% of classes, regardless of the reason, will be considered for disenrollment from the course. Sick leave is the same as normal leave. Students must obtain a doctor's permission to miss class, but missing more than 5%, regardless of the reason, will be cause for being dropped from the course.

Uniform Tailoring

Students' training uniforms are ordered through their assigned command before they attend BPOC. The students will receive the uniform at BPOC. Students are fitted for duty uniforms on training day 3 of BPOC. If additional tailoring is required, students use local tailors.

Gym/Workout Facility

Students use the fitness centers aboard MCAS Miramar.

The Barn (Fitness Annex) Miramar Sports Complex (Main Gym) Semper Fit Center (New Gym)
Bldg. 7115 Bldg. 2471 Bldg. 2002
(858) 577-6042 (858) 577-4128 (858) 577-4654

SCHEDULE AND CATALOG
MCPA Basic Police Officer Course FY19 Schedule

  • 07-19    8 April - 8 July
  • 08-19    29 April - 29 July
  • 09-19    23 May - 27 August
  • 10-19    28 June - 27 Sep

 

MCPA Advanced Course Catalog

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Field Training Officer (FTO) Course 
The Field Training Officer (FTO) course prepares students to perform the duties of a FTO and FTP Coordinator. In this course, the students learn the Marine Corps FTP procedures and training methods for trainees. Course subjects include history of field training programs, goals and objectives, organizational structure, liability, principles of learning, documentation, evaluation, instructional methods, ethics, operational risk management, communications, remediation and leadership. The coursework is presented through lecture and guided discussion followed by practical exercises. Daily, students practice conducting trainee evaluations utilizing California POST FTO video scenarios. Students are provided all necessary forms and materials to implement or conduct FTO duties.

Desk Sergeants/Patrol Sergeants Course: 
The First Line Supervision – Desk Sergeants/Patrol Sergeants Course course provides the foundation for newly promoted or assigned law enforcement first line supervisors. The backbone of the course is leadership which is taught through lecture, guided discussion and practical exercise. The duties and responsibilities of Desk Sergeants and Patrol Sergeants are thoroughly covered, and this section may be supplemented with installation-specific procedures and policies when taught locally. Subjects include supervisor’s management role, principles of supervision, leadership, communication, operational risk management, planning, decision making, discipline, productivity, handling complaints, motivation, training, liability, legal update, stress and ethics. A student guide and resource CD are provided.

Watch Commanders Course 
The Watch Commander course complements the First Line Supervision – Tools for the New Desk Sergeants/Patrol Sergeants Course with advanced instruction on leadership and the duties and responsibilities of Watch Commanders. The course prepares newly promoted or assigned Watch Commanders in the following subjects: supervisor’s responsibility, leadership, communication, operational risk management, handling employee complaints and grievances, handling complaints against police, planning, performance evaluations, liability, legal update, training, mentoring, ethics, motivation and Field Training Program overview. The class on duties and responsibilities of Watch Commanders may be supplemented with installation-specific procedures and policies when taught locally. A student guide and resource CD are provided. 

Advanced Law Enforcement Marksmanship Course 
This course provides instruction on advanced techniques for Military Police and Marine Corps Civilian Police Officers with pistol, rifle and shotgun. This instruction builds upon basic weapon handling skills developed in the Basic Police Officer Course, the Military Police School, and Marine Corps Common Core Skills. The instruction provides the participants with enhanced skills and techniques increasing the probability of surviving deadly force encounters. Students receive instruction and practical application in weapons handling, advanced firearm tactics and threat engagement. The emphasis of the course is weapons handling and effective shot placement under stress, while moving and shooting from various positions. The stress element of the course comes from the introduction of stringent time constraints for target engagement.

This course is for Marine Corps Police Officers who are assigned duties requiring them to be armed with the rifle but are not yet qualified. This course focuses on the handling, maintenance and firing of the M-16/M-4 rifle. Instruction is provided on firearms safety, clearing barrel procedures, nomenclature, handling, tactical carries, presentation, firing positions, reloading, use of slings, movement, and maintenance. Graduates of this course are qualified with the rifle. Training includes live fire each day.
Host department support requirements: classroom, projector, speakers, rifle range with RSO/OIC and Corpsman.

Special Reaction Team (SRT) 
This course provides instruction regarding basic SRT techniques and tactics. This instruction builds upon basic weapons handling and tactical situation resolution skills developed in the Marine Corps Police Academies and the Military Police School. The instruction provides the participants with enhanced skills, techniques and tactics increasing the probability of successfully resolving tactical situations and surviving deadly force encounters with suspects. Students receive instruction and practical application in weapons handling, advanced firearm tactics and threat engagement, building entry, enclosure clearing and breaching. The emphasis of the course is weapons handling, effective shot placement under stress and building entry and clearing. The stress element of the course comes from the introduction of stringent time constraints for target engagement and force-on-force training using SESAMS. Training includes 1 week of live fire drills and practical exercises throughout the course.

SRT Marksman/Observer 
This course provides instruction regarding SRT Marksman/Observer (M/O) techniques and tactics. The instruction provides the participants with enhanced skills, techniques and tactics increasing the probability of successfully resolving tactical situations and surviving deadly force encounters with suspects. Students receive instruction and practical application in weapons handling, advanced firearms tactics, threat engagement, optical sighting systems, range estimation, camouflage, stalking, field sketching, M/O team organization, use of force application, hide construction, effects of weather, angle shooting and moving target engagement. The emphasis of the course is on weapons handling, effective shot placement under stress, engaging threats from varying distances and observation, reporting and recording. The stress element of the course comes from physical exercises (e.g. jogging) and the introduction of stringent time constraints for target engagement. 

Prerequisites: 
a. Must currently hold MOS 5811 (Military Police) or GS-083 (Police Officer. Military Police must have obtained the grade of corporal or higher. Must be a volunteer. Possess a high degree of maturity and self-control. Maintain minimum first class physical fitness standards. Qualified as an expert with service rifle and pistol. 
b. Full duty status. 
c. Completed either the US Army SRT Course; or USMC SRT Course

This course provides a cross-pollination environment for installation-level, senior law enforcement personnel to network, engage and discuss current issues facing Marine Corps law enforcement. The curriculum is presented in an open-discussion forum by skilled facilitators and seasoned instructors. Course topics include leadership, law enforcement program and organization, policy, law & theory, planning, programs and tools, personnel and finance, and contemporary issues. This course may require outside reading and preparation by the students. A student guide and reference CD are provided.
Host department support requirements: classroom, projector, speakers.

WAIVER

The BPOC is the mandatory initial training program for Marine Corps civilian police officers from the rank of police officer to deputy chief, however, some police officers may have sufficient law enforcement training and experience to warrant applying for a BPOC training waiver.

  1. The Provost Marshal/Police Chief (PM/PC) will identify the training and experience background (if applicable) to determine if the new hire is qualified for a BPOC waiver. In order to apply for the waiver, the officer must have performed two (2) years of law enforcement duties, have performed law enforcement duties within the previous six (6) months of hire, and be a be a graduate of a federal, state, municipal or U.S. military service civilian/military police officer training academy. Security guard and correctional officer duties will not be considered law enforcement experience for the purpose of these training waiver requests.
  2. The candidate’s waiver request must be vetted through the appropriate chain of command and must include a description of the duties performed and be certified, in writing, by the applicant. Additionally, graduation certificates and full transcripts from previous police officer training academy are required.
  3. Waivers of BPOC training will be initiated by the installation PM/PC forwarded up to the SELE Head of Training and Education. SELE Head of Training and Education will review all waiver requests to determine if the officer’s law enforcement training is comparable to the BPOC program of instruction and if the candidate meets the experience requirement. Should the applicant not meet the regulatory training or experience requirements, SELE Head of Training and Education will direct the required training for the applicant to meet the minimum requirements, which will include the Marine Corps FTO program and may require a portion of or the entire BPOC.

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