The Military Police Lessons Learned Conference on
“Road to the future MP capabilities development through experience from recent deployments”
organized by the NATO MP COE is planned to take place
on the NATO MP COE premises in Bydgoszcz, Poland
on 07 - 10 December 2015.
NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence, ul. Szubińska 105, 85-915 Bydgoszcz, Poland.
2. Conference timing
The Conference starts on 07 DEC (arrival day, hosted ice-breaker at 19:00) and finishes on 09 DEC at 17:00 (optionally on 10 DEC Conference might be continued depending on participants’ inputs to the agenda), local time.
Participants attending the Annual Military Police Lessons Learned Conference shall be servicemen regardless of rank or position. The MP community is kindly requested to support
the event by delegating representatives with adequate level of experience
and knowledge regarding the Conference subject.
The aim of the hereby Annual Military Police Lessons Learned Conference is to challenge
an attempt to shape future MP capabilities by referring to LL deriving from experience acquired during deployments within all types of missions and multinational exercises in the context
of the potential upcoming NATO-led operations.
With the aim of creating a firm grounding and baseline for discussions, the following objectives have been assumed:
- Introduce LL from European Gendarmerie Force (EGF) engagements and Multinational Military Police Battalion (MNMPBAT) exercise-based deployments;
- Deliver briefings on how EGF & MNMPBAT perceive the MP employment in the upcoming Article 5-oriented operations. This should form the basis from which two discussion panels are to stem from;
- Share available LL useful in the context of MP units’ role as part of a transforming NATO Response Force (incl. Very High Readiness Joint Task Force - VJTF);
- Formulate key recommendations for future deployments upon the outcome deriving from the Conference (MPLL Conference Report);
- Enhance interoperability within MP COI;
- Overview recent MP LL COI initiatives (MP LL CT, ATLLF, MP LL Portal).
The Conference will be held in an unclassified area; The security classification
for this event will be NATO UNCLASSIFIED/Releasable to PfP; No external devices
(mobile phones, laptops, iPads etc.) are allowed during the meeting. There is an opportunity
to leave them and secure in the safe boxes.
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No transport support from/to airports; Details concerning possible transportation are available
in Admin Info (annex 3 to Invitation Letter). Transportation is provided between the Przystań Hotel and the Conference venue.
11. Conference fee
200 PLN (approx.. 45 EUR) for each participant. The respective fee will be collected during
the In-processing. We accept only PLN in cash.
Przystań Hotel - Reception Desk
Ul. Tamka 2
Phone: +48 52 585 96 01
Fax: +48 52 585 96 10
Hotel web page: http://przystanbydgoszcz.pl/en.html
When booking, please specify the code “MPLLC”, in order to take advantage
of the NATO MP COE negotiated price: 170 PLN/single room (approx.. 42 EUR). This price includes: breakfast, Wi-Fi.
Parking: the hotel has a car park that is free of charge for its guests.
Participants are not obliged to use the pre-booked hotel. However, if you decide to choose another hotel be aware that these details must be included in your JR (under “Accommodation”).
An alternative accommodation is “The NATO Hotel” that is situated in the vicinity
of the NATO MP COE premises (the Conference venue). If you decide
to choose this option, specify it in your JR. Further arrangement will be completed
via the OPR.
Type of rooms:
a)seventeen four-bed rooms: 20 PLN for a bed (80 PLN for a room),
b)three double rooms: 32 PLN for a bed (64 PLN for a room),
c)four single rooms: 72 PLN or 90 PLN (depending on the square meters).
Way of payment: credit card or in cash (only PLN)
The Hotel provides access to:
a)kitchen annexes equipped with refrigerator, microwave, electric kettle, plates, cutlery, glasses;
b)laundry room with washing machines;
c)recreation room equipped with a projector, a screen and TV;
The Hotel does not provide:
a)breakfast or any other meals;
b)toiletries, such as: shower gel, etc.;
At one’s own costs. It is proposed to dine at the “DEDAL” Restaurant that is housed at the IKAR HOTEL (in the vicinity of the Conference venue). Please specify it in the Joining Report
by marking a day you wish to have lunch for 30 PLN (approx. 8 EUR).
The meal charge will be collected separately on the first day of the event (cash only). In case you have special food requirements (diet etc.) please include details in your Joining Report (under “Applicant’s additional needs–Other”).
14. Dress code
Daily service uniform;
Smart casual for social event.
15. Social events
Hosted Ice-breaker – 07.12.15, 1900 – 21.00, Restaurant, PRZYSTAŃ Hotel.
17. Officer of Primary Responsibility
OF-3 Łukasz WAGA (POL MP)
phone:+48 261 411 086
mobile: +48 571 271 514
On 12 – 15 May 2015, the 2nd edition of the Annual NATO MP COE Tactical Lessons Learned Forum (ATLLF) was accomplished at the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence (NATO MP COE).
This year’s Forum was dedicated to “Police Operations” which stems from the doctrinal regulations, yet it also results from the NATO MP COE Lessons Learned initiatives and practical experience from the field. The aim of the ATLLF is to promulgate continued interoperability amongst NATO Forces, more particularly within the MP community, throughout capturing best practices and lessons learned. In order to acquire the settled goal, 18 representatives from 10 NATO and PfP Nations (AUT, CAN, CZE, DEU, HRV, LAT, NDL, POL, SPA, and US) and 4 multinational organisations (European Gendarmerie Forces, Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre, Eurocorps HQ, Polish Armed Forces Doctrine and Training Centre) were convened at the Forum to deliberate on how current doctrine, pertaining to Police Operations, reflect factual activities conducted by NATO MPs while being involved in “peacetime, Article 5 and Non-Article 5 Operations”.
A set of discussions was preceded by several presentations delivered by distinguished guest speakers who added considerable benefits to the gathering by briefing the attendees on the following topics:
- NATO MP COE LL Branch initiatives, explanation of the rules, objectives as well as expectations from the Forum;
- Drafting and categorizing observations, Introduction to NATO LL Process;
- Military Police Lessons Learned Portal as a sharing platform for MP LL Community of Interest (practical use);
- National presentation on experience with MP Ops;
- LL Process in the Polish Armed Forces;
- Doctrinal Appreciation (Current NATO Doctrine on Military Police Operations) and Canadian MP experience with MP Operations;
- NATO Doctrine – if they are reflective of today’s reality (AJP 220.127.116.11 and ATP 3.7.2);
- MP Vision – where the MP want to focus their efforts with respect to Police Operations;
- Analysis of all Group Discussion Outcomes and extracting key observations/Lessons Identified to be used for the report.
The conduct of deliberations moderated by LTC SZCZYPIŃSKI (NATO MP COE) altogether with MAJ LOSIER contributed to compiling key observations that subsequently allowed the participants to highlight useful recommendations for the AJP 18.104.22.168 revision and to provide other possible inputs into MP-related doctrinal documents. It is significant to add that AJP 22.214.171.124 is currently undergoing the update process that is carried out by the Writing Team whose Leader - LTC THIEL (DEU) was also present amongst the respective ATLLF participants.
Having been familiarized with broad perspective on Police Operations-related activities provided by the above-mentioned lecturers, the audience proceeded with the debate which was divided into three thematic group discussions:
NATO Doctrine – if they reflect today’s reality;
Technology that is being used to support or replace MP in Police Operations;
MP Vision - where the MP want to focus their efforts with respect to Police Operations.
At the end of the ATLLF, the NATO MP COE Director thanked all the participants and members of the NATO MP COE responsible for organisation of the event for their fruitful and substantial commitment to the final achievement of the set objectives
Respectful Colleagues - distinguished Members of the Military Police Lessons Learned Community of Interest (MPLLCOI),
On behalf of the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence (NATO MP COE) Director Col Grzegorz WASIELEWSKI and as the Military Police Lessons Learned Capability Team (MPLLCT) Leader, I have an honour to announce that the NATO Military Police Lessons Learned Community of Interest has been officially established and recognized by ACT as an existing entity in NATO.
The 1st NATO Military Police Lessons Learned Conference (NATO MP LLC) was held on the NATO MP COE premises on 10 - 12 December 2014.