Manpower Requirements. First, the total post and patrol commitments and the
pertinent individual performance factor should be determined. After that is done,
the manpower requirements can be computed. Determine the total number of security
Find this number by dividing post and patrol commitments by
individual guard performance, e.g.:
Guards required = Post and patrol commitments
a. You may need to compute manpower requirements for a civil service security
If so, the figure of 1,736 man-hours (the actual productive time) is put
into the formula for individual guard performance, i.e.:
Civil service personnel required = Post and patrol commitments
Using the above formula, you can determine civil service manpower requirements for
various commitments, e.g.:
Assume that post and patrol commitments total 91,120 man-hours per year. Manpower
requirements, then, are calculated civil service personnel required =
91,120 = 52.48 or 53 employees.
b. If military personnel are to be used, then the figure 1,874 (the actual
productive time) is substituted into the basic formula, e.g.:
Military personnel required = Post and patrol commitments
Using this formula,
Military personnel required = 91,120 = 48.62 or 49 soldiers
c. Physical security planners must remember that these figures are valid for
planning purposes only.
Each security force presents a separate problem.
requirements must be calculated to fit the post.
Organizing Security Forces. Always take into consideration circumstances and
Doing this, security forces are organized into fixed posts,
patrols, or reserves. Forces may be organized into any combination of the three.
a. Fixed posts are required at locations where the security interest is
extremely critical. These are areas where mere access by unauthorized personnel is
a breach of security. At these sites, material or services are critical. They are
so vulnerable that loss or damage may occur if left unguarded even for short
periods. At these sites also security functions