Press Release 17-108 U.S. Army Civilian Police Academy trains civilian police officers for worldwide duty

A ceremony Friday dedicated the U.S. Army Civilian Police Academy at Fort Leonard Wood in honor of one of the academy’s founders, Col. Roderick Demps.

“Col. Roderick Demps was the key force behind establishing the United States Army Civilian Police Academy,” said Col. Bryan O’Barr, director of Training and Education at the U.S. Army Military Police School. “Truly a visionary leader, Demps developed the concept to fill our law enforcement capability gap with well trained, professional police officers who could protect our installations and help ensure the readiness of the Army through our law enforcement and force protection role.”