CHAPTER 2

		     PHYSICAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

			     GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

A.  GOALS

The purpose of this plan is to identify the "core" training and development
requirements needed to sustain and improve professionalism within the
Army's physical security and law enforcement career program. This plan
prescribes guidance to assist employees and their supervisors in
determining training and development needs within their assigned career
areas. Through the use of this plan, the Army's physical security and
law enforcement career program will:

    (1)  Enhance professionalism.  This plan will promote a high degree
of professionalism by encouraging the achievement of uniformity and
comparability among the various career areas within the physical security
and law enforcement career program and by ensuring careerists an opportunity
to obtain the training and development necessary to achieve professional
competence. Furthermore, it will enable all careerists to have a well-rounded
training foundation while recognizing major differences between career
areas.

    (2)  Allow for flexibility.  This plan is intended to give supervisors
and managers the flexibility needed to meet the unique and fluctuating
mission requirements of the physical security and law enforcement career
program. Attainment of the competency is the key factor. A competency
may be obtained through other than actual attendance at a formal course
of instruction. Although mandatory competencies have been established,
with the assistance of the Activity Career Program Managers (ACPM) and
the MACOM Career Program Manager (CPM), supervisors will establish,
through evaluation of individual needs and plans, the individual careerists
development requirements.

    (3)  Provide for Development.  This plan promotes equally the non-super-
visory and supervisory progression tracks.

    (4)  Permit Planning, Programming, and Budgeting.  This plan allows
for central and local planning, programming, and budgeting of dollars
and course quotas to ensure that adequate opportunities exist for careerists
to attend identified courses when other forms of acquiring competencies
are unavailable or inappropriate.

    (5)  Promote Equal Employment Opportunities.  This plan allows for
the development and training of careerists, who meet minimal qualifications,
without regard to age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin,
lawful political affiliation, physical/mental handicap, marital status,
membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

B.  OBJECTIVES

    (1)  The short-term objective of this plan is to identify the
requirements needed to sustain and improve competency of the physical
security and law enforcement careerist.

    (2)  The long-term objective is to identify the core technical and
managerial expertise within the physical security and law enforcement
requirements and to forecast and plan for future requirements.

    (3)  The overall objectives are:

	 a.  To attract, develop, and retain highly qualified physical
security and law enforcement careerists.

	 b.  To improve and maintain the quality of all physical security
and law enforcement careerists within the Department of the Army.

	 c.  To encourage civilian employees to further develop knowledge,
skills, and abilities through suitable experience, training, education
and self-development.

	 d.  To provide a work environment conducive to individual
growth and self-development.

	 e.  To achieve an appropriate balance of knowledge, skills
and abilities to ensure an effective and long-range career program.
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