require continuous observation and action.
Functions may require the continuous
presence of security personnel for long periods.
b. Patrols (motor or foot) are required in certain areas.
Such areas are
those where two or more security interests are separated by time and space.
Patrols may be needed
where one or more stationary posts require reinforcement. When control of movement
of persons and property within the area is required, patrols are needed.
where selective enforcement of law and order or traffic control is needed at two or
more sites, patrols are required.
Instructions to the Security Force.
a. Communicating instructions to the security force should be in writing.
There are three forms used: general, special, or temporary orders.
should be clearly worded.
Misinterpretation of assignments is then avoided.
Review instructions at least monthly to maintain current information.
force orders will be maintained at the post or patrol.
By so doing, members can
refer to them during duty hours.
These orders should not be posted on unit
(1) General orders are those which concern the security force as a whole.
These orders are applicable at all posts and patrols. Items that must be covered
(a) Wearing of the uniform.
(b) Reporting for duty.
(c) Report writing.
(2) Special Orders pertain to the conduct of a permanent post or patrol.
Each should have special orders issued concerning the location; duties; hours
manned; arms, ammunition, and other equipment required; and instructions on the use
of force in enforcement and apprehension activities.
(3) Temporary Orders are issued for a short period. They cover a special
or temporary situation. These orders have no permanency at the time issued. If it
can be predetermined, such orders should indicate the period of time they are
b. A security force manual or handbook should be prepared containing
policies, organization, operating procedures, and information.
This should be
given to all security force personnel as required reading.
Uniform and Standards of Appearance. Security force personnel should wear a
distinctive uniform or uniform items which readily identifies them.
Flashlights, police whistles, notebooks, and other equipment should be included.