Procedures for Handling of Weapons and Ammunition.
a. Weapons and ammunition supplies must be kept in secured storage
This will prevent unauthorized access.
AR 190-11 prescribes
procedures for storage of weapons when not in use. Weapons and ammunition must be
issued only under proper supervision for authorized purposes.
They must be
accounted for by individual members. Accounting must occur right after completion
of the period or purpose for which issued.
b. Weapons. The authority to carry firearms on security duty is derived from
officers of field grade rank or higher, or civilian equivalent of grade General
Schedule (GS) 12 or above. All members of the security force should be authorized
to carry firearms while performing official duties. They are normally armed with
either the revolver, .38-caliber; or they may carry a pistol, .45-caliber or 9mm.
Weapons normally are loaded with live ammunition.
This is the case except where
banned for safety reasons.
Often, weapons are required to sustain the security
force in an emergency, riot, or other disturbance.
These weapons should be
maintained at strategic points; they should be kept in readiness for issue when
needed. Privately owned weapons are not authorized while on duty.
c. Weapons inspection.
Inspections should be done at the start and end of
each tour of duty. Others may be scheduled to ensure proper maintenance. Others
may also be needed to determine if the weapon has been fired.
A written report
should be prepared and filed on the discharge of any weapon.
Such is the case
except when firing occurred during authorized and supervised training.
Enough vehicles should be assigned to the security force as
required for security patrol operations.
Each vehicle should be equipped with
multichannel two-way radios. There must be a primary and secondary communications
PART B - Security Supervisor
a. A security supervisor must oversee and direct. His duty covers the work
and behavior of others on the security force.
The effective supervisor needs a
complete understanding of the principles of leadership. He must know how to apply
them. That way he gets maximum performance from force members.
b. The supervisor is called upon to think and act in terms of many varied
jobs. He is often responsible for the selection and induction of the force. Their
training, productivity, safety, morale, and advancement is also his duty. He must
understand these and all other employment aspects of his force.
c. It is necessary to maintain an alert, presentable, and efficient security
force. To do so, there must be constant and constructive supervision. Supervisors
must be in evidence.
They must also conduct themselves as models of neatness.
They must employ fair play, efficiency, and