DoD Officers spice up their training
8/6/2012 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam-Department of Defense police officer cadets train with Oleoresin Capsicum Spray through a five-station obstacle course for qualification here July 27. After completing the course, the recruits will become DoD police officers for Andersen AFB and security guards for Naval Base Guam. This training is required so officers get first-hand experience using the weapon and can still perform their duties if they are sprayed during an incident. The academy is nine weeks for DoD police officer’s and five weeks for the security guards. The current class consists of 18 police officers and two security guards. Upon completion, 17 DoD police officers will be assigned to Andersen. This program was postured to enhance the security of the installation and ensure qualified personnel are manning the gates and patrols.