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Provost Marshal Forum 01-03 March 2017

The Provost Marshal Forum3The NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence (NATO MP COE) is organizing the 3rd Provost Marshal Forum 2017 (PMF-17-3), from 01 till 03 March 2017 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

The aim of the PMF-17-3 is to enhance and strengthen cooperation amongst Provost Marshals (PMs), to exchange information, provide expertise, capture lessons learned and best practices, as well as to develop common strategies in order to support training, exercises and operations.

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The second edition of the MP Handbook released

20161213 MP Handbook NEW Strona 001The second edition of the NATO & PfP Military Police Handbook is another functional product prepared by the Doctrine and Standardization Branch of the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence (NATO MP COE). This iteration is enriched by contribution of Turkey, which is now among other countries that were presented in the previous edition of the handbook (i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia). Consequently, the handbook gives a unique chance to compare structures, capabilities, tasks, equipment, as well as other relevant data reflecting differences, and what is even more significant – similarities among MP national formations. This publication is reviewed annually in order to update the foregoing data, as well as enable other countries to join this initiative. The handbook is available under the following link

A new Sponsoring Nation has joined the NATO MP COE

On 20 December 2016, Slovakia became 10th Sponsoring Nation of the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence (NATO MP COE). The final signature was appended to the Notes of Joining by the acting NATO Allied Command Transformation Chief of Staff, LTG Jeff LOFGREN. As COL Grzegorz WASIELEWSKI stated during the Welcome Ceremony of Slovakian representative “this second enlargement this year demonstrates trust in our Centre and the value of everyone’s work.” However, it is not the end of the NATO MP COE’s development process.

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MP Lessons Learned Conference summarised experiences from exercises and operations

The last Annual Military Police Lessons Learned Conference (AMPLLC) was held on 05-08 December 2016 at the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence (NATO MP COE) in Bydgoszcz. This year’s topic concerned extracting MP-related lessons from exercises and operations and focused on Lessons Identified (LI) and Lessons Learned (LL) in general, as well as those connected with one of the NATO MP core functions – Mobility Support Operations (MSO). All identified experiences will be uploaded to the MPLL Portal and available for registered users of the MP Community of Interest (CoI).

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