Army Provost Marshal Compliance Inspection Report: Brigade Central Collection Point (BCCP) Compliance Inspection October 2003

Army Provost Marshal Compliance Inspection Report: Brigade Central Collection Point (BCCP) Compliance Inspection.

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Oversight Report
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Monday, October 6, 2003
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Tuesday, November 29, 2005
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TFIH Brigade Central Collection Point (BCCP) compliance inspection (6 Oct 03)
Scope of inspection. The 4ID Provost Marshal conducted a compliance inspection of
all TFIH BCCP's on 6 Oct 03. The provost marshal office operated two teams IOT
conduct the inspections. Team 1 (Provost Marshal lead) inspected the 2nd and 3rd
BCT's. Team 2 (Deputy Provost Marshal lead) inspected the 1 st and 173rd BCT's.
Two checklists were used during the inspection. The first assesses units for
compliance to applicable portions of AR 190-8 (Enemy Prisoners of War, Retained
Personnel, Civilian Internee's, and other detainee's) and the Geneva conventions
relative to the treatment of Prisoners of War. The second assesses the units
compliance with TFIH FRAGO 1291 (Detainee Operations).

The scale of assessment used is: Fair, Good, Above Average, and Excellent.

1 BCT:
Overall assessment: Above Average.
Summary. The facility is well organized and the leaders in charge have a firm understanding of detention operations and requirements outlined in FRAGO 1291. BCCP operations are being run by Military Police and augmented byoldiers as((_(.0(z) 3 directed. The procedures for receiving detainees from capturing units and detainee in-processing ensure only detainees with proper documentation are accepted into the facility. The guard force used for internal and external security of the BCCP p

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and the unit has made good use of the hard site facilities and concertina wire. The unit
has a good plan for use employment ofp.n the event of a detainee disturbance or()( a)(3
uprising.

Key Observations:
Observation:
FRAGO 1291 directs units to transfer all detainees to the TFIH DCCP NLT 14 days after capture. The unit had 61 detainees on hand that had been held for over 14 days.
Recommendation:
The BCCP has 65 detainees scheduled for transfer to the DCCP on 8 Oct 03; many of whom fall into the category of held over '14 days. Unit should continue to coordinate with 1 BCT to transfer all detainees on hand over 14 days to the DCCP as required..
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Observation: The facility has a shortage of mats and blankets. The winter months are rapidly approaching and the need for these items increases on a daily basis.
Recommendation: The unit has a winterization plan that includes the purchase of mats and blankets, but command emphasis must be placed on this plan to ensure it is executed as soon as possible.
Observation: The evidence/property on hand is properly accounted for and clearly marked and inventoried, but it is stored in MRE boxes in the property room.
Recommendation: The unit has a plan to build shelves and cabinets for all evidence and property and should expedite the construction of these fixtures.
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TFIH Brigade Central Collection Point (BCCP) compliance inspection (6 Oct 03)
Scope of inspection. The 4ID Provost Marshal conducted a compliance inspection of all TFIH BCCP's on 6 Oct 03. The provost marshal office operated two teams IOT conduct the inspections. Team 1 (Provost Marshal lead) inspected the 2nd and 3rd BCT's. Team 2 (Deputy Provost Marshal lead) inspected the 1 st and 173rd BCT's.
Two checklists were used during the inspection. The first assesses units for
compliance to applicable portions of AR 190-8 (Enemy Prisoners of War, Retained
Personnel, Civilian Internee's, and other detainee's) and the Geneva conventions
relative to the treatment of Prisoners of War. The second assesses the units
compliance with TFIH FRAGO 1291 (Detainee Operations).

The scale of assessment used is: Fair, Good, Above Average, and Excellent

2 BCT:
Overall assessment: Fair.
Summary. Failure to comply with the contents of FRAGO 1291 has created an unsafe condition for detainee's and US personnel operating the facility at FOB Warhorse. The unit is performing numerous tactical tasks with MP assets assigned to the BCT, with detainee operations being pushed far down in priority. Priority must be given to assigning MP to the principle task of detainee operations to ensure adequate safeguards for detainee's, the safety of US forces, and to comply with applicable rules of warfare outlined in the previous references. It is clear that this facility is under the direction/control of the BDE S2, not Military Police.

Key Observations:
1pObservation: The unit had onlypP's on duty working a 24-hour shift. The senior leader in the facility was a SSG. o leadership for the MP PLT could be found.
Recommendation: As a minimum theporpould always be present at the facility. The unit.must havep
P operating the facility on shifts not to exceed 12 hours.pi ionp
, ugmen ee personnel to the facility should work on 12 hour shifts at the rate offer shift.
Observation: Detainee's had access to materialp'-inside of the main cell, which was unobserved from guard positions.
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Observation: NolliPas identified to quell collection point disturbances with \,)( -0 3
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Recommendation: A dedicate P needs to be identified (b)( z-) 3
by SOP as a response force for all detainee incidents within -5 minutes of alert. Battle
drills and alert signals should be clearly understood and common to all.
Observation: Improper storage o

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Rec mendation: A clear procedure must be established for overall ithin the facility. Additionally, further measures nee to be Cb) (-6) -3 emplace o isual deterrence on the external portion of the facility.
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Recommendation::must be placed in charge of all items taken from a detainee or k)(z) 3 seized in conjunction with their detention so that a legal chain of property/evidence can be established in order to protect the command from future allegations.
Observation:: No plan for b)( z) future upgrades or cold weather were present.
Recommendation: The unit must invest adequate resources (both personnel and funds) to ensure that persons under US detention are safeguarded from all elements (,%/-L
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Observation: The facility has a shortage of mats and blankets. The winter months are rapidly approaching and the need for these items increases on a daily basis.
Recommendation: The unit has a winterization plan that includes the purchase of mats and blankets, but command emphasis must be placed on this plan to ensure it is executed as soon as possible.
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TFIH Brigade Central Collection Point (BCCP) compliance inspection (6 Oct 03)
Scope of inspection. The 4ID Provost Marshal conducted a compliance inspection of
all TFIH BCCP's on 6 Oct 03. The provost marshal office operated two teams IOT
conduct the inspections. Team 1 (Provost Marshal lead) inspected the 2 nd and 3rd
BCT's. Team 2 (Deputy Provost Marshal lead) inspected the 1
st and 173rd BCT's.
Two checklists were used during the inspection. The first assesses units for
compliance to applicable portions of AR 190-8 (Enemy Prisoners of War, Retained
Personnel, Civilian Internee's, and other detainee's) and the Geneva conventions
relative to the treatment of Prisoners of War. The second .assesses the units
compliance with TFIH FRAGO 1291 (Detainee Operations).

The scale of assessment used is: Fair, Good, Above Average, and Excellent.

3 BCT:
Overall assessment: Good.
Summary. This facility was recently (upon the posting of FRAGO 1291, 22 Sep 03)
transferred to MP control. The facilities overall physical security measures need
improvement The facility is under the control of MP. Greater command emphasis in
obtainingp is required.
Observation: An in adequat as identified to quell collection point disturbanceswith escalated force—it had ae#511-litte response time.
Recommendation: A dedicatedp
MP needs to be identified by SOP as a response force for all detainee incidents wit in 2-5 minutes of alert. Battle drills and alert signals should be clearly understood and common to all.
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Observation:
Recommendation: The unit must invest adequate resources (funds) to ensure that persons under US detention are safeguarded and that the facility that they are detained
Observation: The MP unit has developed a suitable plan for winterization of the facility, but is having difficulty getting command emphasis and priority in accomplishing this task.
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Recommendation:
Command emphasis in addressing the upcoming cold weather
issues for detainee's is needed.

Observation• As a minimum,
• edicated •ser I are re uired at this facility to continually displa de ainees. A
Observation:
The facility has a shortage of mats and blankets. The winter months are rapidly approaching and the need for these items increases on a daily basis.
Recommendation: The unit has a winterization plan that includes the purchase of mats and blankets, but command emphasis must be placed on this plan to ensure it is executed as soon as possible.
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TFIH Brigade Central Collection Point (BCCP) compliance inspection (6 Oct 03)
Scope of inspection. The 4ID Provost Marshal conducted a compliance inspection of
all TFIH BCCP's on 6 Oct 03. The provost marshal office operated two teams IOT
conduct the inspections. Team 1 (Provost Marshal lead) inspected the 2nd and 3rd
BCT's. Team 2 (Deputy Provost Marshal lead) inspected the 1 st and 173rd BCT's.

Two checklists were used during the inspection. The first assesses units for
compliance to applicable portions of AR 190-8 (Enemy Prisoners of War, Retained
Personnel, Civilian Internee's, and other detainee's) and the Geneva conventions
relative to the treatment of Prisoners of War. The second assesses the units
compliance with TFIH FRAGO 1291 (Detainee Operations).

The scale of assessment used is: Fair, Good, Above Average, and Excellent.

173 BCT:
Overall assessment: Good.
Summary. The military police platoon in charge of BCCP recently took over the facility. The BCCP is well organized and the OIC and NCOIC are ensuring the requirements of FRAGO 1291 are being accomplished. The BCCP is receiving outstanding logistical support and has a winterization plan that includes heating units, plexi-glass for all buildings and additional mats and blankets.
Observation: alIllnrre being utilized for external security of the BCCP.
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Recommendation::
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Observation: The unit re ared detainees for transfer to TFIH DCCP escorts without
Recommendation:
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Observation: The facility does not have designated isolation rooms or female holding area. At the time of inspection, there were no detainees that required being in isolation nor any females on hand. The OIC explained he would identify at least 3 isolation rooms and a designated area for any females that may arrive in the future.
Observation: FRAGO 1291 directs units to transfer all detainees to the TFIH DCCP NLT 14 days after capture. The NCOIC stated there were 15 detainees on hand that had exceeded the 14 days.
Recommendation: Continue to work with 173 BDE to expedite the processing of detainee packets to ensure the transfer of detainees occurs NLT the 14 th day after capture.
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