REVIEW A PHYSICAL SECURITY PLAN
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Write a physical security plan.
You will have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
To demonstrate competency of this task you must achieve a minimum
score of 70 percent on the final subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following
publications: AR 190-13 and FM 3-19.30.
All commanders must ensure that certain reasonable safeguards are taken.
They must protect personnel, property, and operations under their command against
Responsibility is normally assigned to the provost marshal or
physical security officer.
Each security officer faces problems peculiar to his
post; thus, each must develop a detailed written plan. The plan will use resources
in the best way to provide enough security.
Security planning entails a
This includes agents from tenant activities on
This approach also includes use of Army regulations and MP doctrine.
All are necessary for an effective physical security plan.
Definition of Physical Security Plan. A comprehensive written plan providing
proper and economical use of personnel and equipment to prevent or minimize loss or
damage from theft, misuse, espionage, sabotage, and other criminal or disruptive
It should provide guidance, assign responsibility, and it should
also set minimum standards for the security of property and personnel.