HELENA — Fort Harrison trained military police this week on how to handle real life dangerous scenario in preparation for an intruder entering on and off military-secured bases.
The unit training at Fort Harrison traveled from Lewistown with a total 40 soldiers, all working in sync to master their tactical art form.
Sergeant Bret Haux, Military Police, said, “So, with this training, it's super important because you never know when stuff like this can happen and if you don't have training for it, you're not going to be prepared for it…So, we have been just going crazy with it and making it flawless so when it does ever happen on a military post or if we get stationed anywhere or says something fires like this, we're prepared.”
Military Police like Sergeant Haux, depending on the day and location can work up to a 14-15-hour day and like our local law enforcement, they are trained for all possible worst-case scenarios.
Sgt. Haux continued, “There's a couple different laws that the military has compared to regular law enforcement but other than that we are extremely (almost streamlined), together. We can work together. A lot of our MP's that are in the unit, are currently all over the state in law enforcement, so even with them being over training is almost identical."
For ten years, First Lieutenant, Silver Beaty, began her career with the National Guard as a medic and slowly transitioned her way into Law Enforcement. Beauty currently designs all the hypothetical trainings for every soldier.
“We only get a certain amount of time throughout the year to train, so we really focus hard on the two weeks we are here. We are at an annual training, so we get about 5 days when we really get to focus on real-life first responder scenarios,” said Lt. Beaty.