PART E: CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND THE THREAT COMMITTEE
Recent increases in the number of terrorist acts and hostage situations make it essential that MPs are
prepared to provide protection, and control these types of situations. Because these acts are often
well-planned and coordinated, it is essential that all MP personnel understand their role and perform
their duties as well as possible. Special threat situations must be handled promptly and efficiently to
minimize loss of life and property damage.
Crisis management can be defined as plans, procedures, techniques, policies, and controls for dealing
with terrorism, special threats, or other major disruptions, occurring on government property.
Crisis Management has two phases: the proactive phase and the reactive phase. The proactive phase
includes the planning of preventive measures, preparation, and training prior to a terrorist incident.
During this phase, consideration is given to research, information and intelligence planning,
employment of preventive measures, in-depth planning, and extensive training.
The reactive phase is the response to increased threat levels and the management of a terrorist
incident or incidents. The U.S. Army Military Police School (USAMPS) model (Figure 3-5) displays
these proactive and reactive areas.
Figure 3-5. Combatting Terrorism.