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50th Security Forces Squadron

50th Security Forces Squadron

50th Security Forces Squadron

The 50th Security Forces Squadron is a component of the 50th Mission Support Group, 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., and was activated Jan. 30, 1992.

Mission
The squadron protects 34 protection-level resources and more than 8,100 military and civilian personnel assigned to Schriever AFB. The 50 SFS provides physical security, force protection measures and law enforcement services and assists commanders in maintaining good order and discipline. It monitors physical security programs supporting 12 geographically separated units. The squadron also mobilizes security forces supporting higher headquarters' and national objectives.

History

The 50th Security Forces Squadron was constituted as the 50th Air Police Squadron and activated at Clovis AFB, New Mexico with other units of the 50th Fighter-Bomber Wing on Jan. 1, 1953.  A component of the 50th Air Base (later Mission Support) Group, the 50th left Clovis with the wing in July 1953, arriving at Hahn Air Base, Germany in August.  For the next 38 years, the squadron provided security and law enforcement to Hahn AB and other sites in the region.  The squadron redesignated 50th Security Police Squadron on May 1, 1967 and on Oct. 21, 1988 was reassigned to the newly established 50th Security Police Group.  The squadron inactivated with the 50th TFW on Sep. 30, 1991 and activated at Falcon AFB, Colorado, on Jan. 30, 1992, replacing the 1002 Security Police Squadron.  In response to world events, the security police career field transitioned into the new Security Forces career field on July 1, 1997. It included combining the security and law enforcement career fields and absorbing the combat arms training and maintenance career field into one Air Force specialty.


(Current as of April 2016)