US Army Military Police Brigade-Hawaii (USAMPB-HI)
In 2006, the 8th Military Police Brigade and its subordinate 728th Military Police Battalion were relocated to Hawaii, assigned to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, US Army Pacific (USARPAC). As a result, the provisional US Army Military Police Brigade Hawaii (USAMPB-HI) was inactivated as were its subordinate battalions.
The Commander, US Army Military Police Brigade-Hawaii (USAMPB-HI) was the Provost Marshal for US Army, Hawaii. The USAMPB-HI provided technical support for military police activities throughout the Pacific region, and direct command, control and super-vision for military police activities in Hawaii. The Brigade consisted of 2 military police battalions, one on Schofield Barracks and one on Fort Shafter. The 25th Military Police Battalion included the 25th Military Police Company, the 58th Military Police Company, and the Schofield Barracks Military Police Company. The 25th Military Police Battalion Battalion provided military police support to the 25th Infantry Division (Light). The Fort Shafter Military Police Battalion included the Fort Shafter Military Police Company, the Department of Defense Police Company, the Fort DeRussy Military Police Detachment, and the Pohakuloa Training Area Military Police Detachment on the Island of Hawaii.
USAMPB-HI aided in Antiterrorism/Force Protection through the prevention, detection, response, and investigation of crime. A cooperative program involving the Provost Marshal, CID, and local civilian law enforcement agencies directly contributed to overall Antiterrorism/Force Protection. Military police often provided the initial response to threat incidents with follow-up investigation by Criminal Investigation Division special agents. Depending upon the extent or severity of an incident, the Military Police Special Reaction Team might be required and activated. Valuable police intelligence and information could be obtained from gang and terrorist files and/or activities. Reliable and accurate intelligence was critical to the Antiterrorism/Force Protection program.
The Physical Security Program was administered by the Provost Marshal and was an aid to force protection. The Physical Security Program ensured the effective and efficient use of resources to meet the needs of the installation during both peacetime and deployment of troops. Security measures included developing plans, conducting inspections of Mission Essential and Vulnerable Areas (MEVAs), vulnerability assessments, and training installation personnel on proper security for an assortment of Army equipment and information. Providing security for active Army, Department of the Army civilian employees, and family members was critical.
The US Army Military Police Brigade-Hawaii (USAMPB-HI) was traces its history to the creation on 1 December 1988 of the US Army Law Enforcement Command, Hawaii (Provisional) and consolidated all of the military police resources in Hawaii under a single command. On 1 March 1992, US Army Hawaii (USARHAW) was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division (Light), creating 25th Infantry Division (Light) and US Army, Hawaii. The new organization also assumed additional command of US Army Support Command, Hawaii (USASCH), US Army Law Enforcement Command (USALEC) and the 45th Support Group. In 1998, the US Army Law Enforcement Command, Hawaii was reflagged as the US Army Military Police Brigade-Hawaii, which remained assigned to the 25th Infantry Division (Light)/US Army Hawaii.
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