Mission Monday: Police Services & Investigations

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Matthew Kline, an action officer in the Air Force Security Forces Center’s Law and Order Division.  

Kline and his teammates develop and deliver law enforcement capabilities to the Air Force Security Forces enterprise of more 43,000 total force Airmen worldwide. 

“I manage criminal history reporting and indexing, as well as the Defense Forensic Management Equipment and Evidence Management Program for 168 Air Force installations,” he said.   

We asked Kline, a Plymouth, Minnesota native, to tell us a little more about himself and his work for the Department of the Air Force.

What do you love about your job?
That I positively effect and improve law enforcement capabilities for our security forces Defenders every day and directly enable their mission.  

When it comes to your job, what keeps you motivated?
Seeing the positive impact I have on the overall law enforcement enterprise daily. It’s a huge responsibility to oversee these programs at a very “high” and decisive level. Additionally, it’s incredibly motivating that my leadership values my input and decisions on law enforcement matters effecting the Air Force.

Why are you and your team important to the Air Force and Space Force enterprise and your customers?
Most importantly, our team delivers the tools and capabilities our career field needs to execute their mission daily.  We assist our Defenders with troubleshooting software issues with evidence management and criminal history reporting every day to ensure our installations, personnel and resources remain safe.

Describe a project or event you and your team worked on recently that gave you a great sense of accomplishment:
With the "first-ever" Job Qualification Standardization, we recently totally redesigned the training and certification process for Air Force security forces investigators. This JQS was also used in the creation of the Air Force Security Forces Investigations Course.

How does what you do support AFIMSC’s strategic priorities?
We enable our Defenders by delivering capabilities which increase lethality and readiness. The capabilities and support functions provided by the AFSFC allow organizations to remain proficient and strive for excellence in their duties.

Is there anything else you’d like to add which might help people understand the importance of what you do for the Department of the Air Force?
Above all, security forces Defenders are our customers … we work for them.  We strive to support their needs every day and provide them with the tools and capabilities needed to accomplish the Air Force mission.