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.