Military Police (MP)

Military Police unit is subordinated to the General Staff.

Military Police (MP) has the mission of maintaining order in the Albanian Armed Forces (AAF), detection, prevention and prosecution of criminal activity, engagement in the fight against terrorism, participation in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations and protection of state property managed and used by Armed Forces. MP structure enables the fulfilment of tasks and goals deriving from this mission. During recent years, MP is trained by foreign specialists, experts of Italian Carabinieri, U.S, German and Turkish MP. It is prepared as a force ready to act within the framework of the respective NATO structure, capable and properly equipped to perform such duties.

MP personnel provide a major contribution in cases of civil emergencies.

The MP structure is prepared to operate across the whole spectrum of mission, tasks, and participate in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

 

Mission and Tasks

Mission:

Maintaining order in the AAF, detection, prevention and prosecution of criminal activity, engagement in the fight against terrorism, participation in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations and protection of state property managed and used by the Armed Forces.

Tasks:

-  Ensures the military order outside the military units in public and non-public environments.
-  Protects life, health and dignity of the military from any illegal act when they are offended due to his/her duty attributes.
-  Protects the state property managed and used by the Armed Forces from illegal activity.
-  Intervenes to avoid acts of terrorism in the Armed Forces.
-  Works for the detection, prevention and prosecution of criminal activity against members of the Armed Forces, military property and facilities.
-  Implements the decisions of the court, the acts of Military Prosecution on searching, capturing and bringing the military forcibly to the court when they avoid prosecution or the penitentiary.
-  Controls and secures the military transport.
-  Controls the movement and use of military means and technique.
-  Controls and takes measures to implement legislation against Fire Intervention Measures (FIM).
-  Ensures the enforcement of military order during military exercises, military ceremonies and activities organized by GSAF (General Staff of the Armed Forces).
-  Escorts the military dignitaries of the Armed Forces, and counterpart foreign delegations.
-  Performs duties in the interests of the Albanian military forces in missions abroad and foreign military forces operating in Albania in accordance to the laws in force.
-  Performs and supports humanitarian operations.

Military Police Structure

-Military Police HQ,

-Implementation of Legislation Structure with the Criminal Police Sector,

-Judicial Police Section, 

-Vehicle traffic Inspectorate,

-Fire Intervention Measures (FIM),

-Section of Military Order,

-Support Company,

-Operational Company,

-Services Company,

-Districts’ sections and subsections of Military Police.

Trainings and Activities

2012, experts course on crime scenes

Training Course: “Experts course on crime scenes” (in cooperation with the Turkish party);

2012, Vehicle traffic Training Course

Course on “Vehicle traffic” (in cooperation with the Turkish party);

2012, basic training specialized on criminal investigation

Training course: “Basic training specialized on criminal investigation” (in cooperation with the Police Training Centre);

2012, MP Module on commitments abroad

Training course: “Military Police Module on commitments abroad” (in cooperation with the Italian party);

2012, Securing and protecting VIP personalities

Training course: “Securing and protecting VIP personalities” (in cooperation with the Turkish party);

2012 Search and Rescue in cases of natural disasters

Training course: “Search and Rescue in cases of natural disasters” (in cooperation with the Turkish party);

MP History

Military Police (MP) of the Armed Forces (AF) was established on February 1, 1992, after the approval by Parliament of the Law no. 511, dated 08.08.1991, “On the Military Police in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania”. Just like other aspects of the country’s life, a series of reforms were conducted in the country after the 90s. Among them were: the adoption of laws, regulations and structural changes, part of which was the establishment of MP, as part of the AAF. The goal of this structure was to strengthen order and discipline in AF and it was considered as an essential thing to transform the Army according to NATO countries’ standards.

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