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Crantor said:I have heard that teh Brits have soemthing similar to a "DoD" police force. Basically, like reservists on contract providing armed security to military facilities and offices. Not sure if it's true but the source was credible. I mean, our nuclear facilities have armed security, why not some military facilities?
Yes. In fact, looking at it now, the brits have a pretty bewildering array of security organisations, be it MOD Police (Armed and un-armed constables with powers of police), Ministry of Defence Guard Service (like commissionaires, unarmed watchkeepers and id checkers), Military Provost Guard Service, RMP/RAFP/RNP (military police) plus whatever security force the lodger unit provides (ie Guard shifts). Some places (Brize Norton) actually have all of them resident conducting different tasks.
I'm not thinking we should go this route and have 15 different uniforms guarding our bases, but I think we can all agree that we've been pretty fortunate thus far, 11 years into the war on terror, to not have had a major incident at one of our establishments. And perhaps we need something to prevent it in the future.