Multi-National Military Police Battalion certified for NATO operations

Autor: Oldrich Holecek

The Czech Republic takes over command of the Multi-National Military Police Battalion from Poland as of 2013. The Battalion, composed of military police units of Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, was certified for allied operations at the SHARP LYNX 2012 exercise held in Poland this week.

The cooperation of the four NATO member countries began in 2002 at the NATO Summit held in Prague. Representatives of Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia signed a document enabling formation of the Multi-National Military Police Battalion which will be capabable to be engaged within NATO operations.

The Battalion received the certification for allied police operations at the end of the SHARP LYNX 2012 exercise held at the Military Training Area at Wedrzyn in Poland.

Four NATO countries have a long history in joint training of military policemen. A series of previous exercises BLACK BEAR, LYNX, and SMART LYNX were held at Gasinec in Croatia, Brezina in the Czech Republic, Wedrzyn in Poland, and at Lest in Slovakia since 2008.

The Battalion, or its elements, could be deployed from 2013 to any area of NATO operations where the need arises for coordinated multi-national police work.

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Posted: September 24, 2012