b. For greatest efficiency, all security measures should complement and
supplement each other.
Coordinating security measures with other activities
eliminates duplication of effort.
It eliminates waste of resources, also, and
ensures a sound, effective program.
a. Defined levels of responsibilities can aid the success of any operation.
It promotes cooperation in any activity having dual responsibility for a task. No
two physical security plans should be the same, however.
It is important,
therefore, that staff and command relationships related to physical security are
defined. Such action will provide procedure and guidance for all activities.
b. Headquarters, Department of the Army,
physical security through local command levels.
(1) Law Enforcement Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
This division provides Armywide policies and procedures regarding
physical security. They also provide guidance and assistance in this regard.
This office is responsible
for counterintelligence in respect to protection.
They safeguard the Army from
espionage, sabotage, and subversion.
(3) Local commanders. They ensure that reasonable precautions are taken to
safeguard personnel and property in their command.
(a) Physical Security Officers.
Designated by commanders,
responsible for planning and coordinating physical security matters.
(b) Physical Security Inspectors. These persons are certified by their
They are graduates of the U.S.
(USAMPS) Physical Security Course.
Physical Security Inspection.
This inspection is a formal one.
It is a
recorded assessment of physical security measures. Such measures are designed for
mission essential or vulnerable areas.
a. A physical security inspection
is designed for specific individual
These are activities wherein
one or more threats may easily cause
loss, damage, or destruction.
would affect the mission of the whole
post. This inspection assists the command
physical security safeguards.
b. The following may be considered critical and vulnerable facilities:
(2) Command post (main and alternate).