The U.S. Army Civilian Police Academy (USACPA), located at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, is the sole training authority for all Department of the Army civilian police and security guards. The Academy was started in 2006 with two regional academies. The campus provides eight offerings of the program annually. In recent years, U.S. Army Military Police personnel have been deployed to high-threat areas in significant numbers. As a result, the Department of the Army has increased the number of civilian police and guards to protect Army garrisons and to guard critical secured facilities. The USACPA is used to provide the basic law enforcement skills required for these First Responders.