(6) Past security related incidents.
b. One of the most important guides for an inspector is a comprehensive
Appendix O, FM 3-19.30, gives good examples of physical
security checklists. However, security personnel should be alert. They must avoid
sole reliance on the checklist.
There will be areas of security importance not
These areas must also be reviewed.
Unit commanders and first sergeants
must be informed that although you may use a checklist, other areas may also be
inspected. This should be printed on the checklist, so there will be no confusion.
There is no set format for a checklist; the one mentioned may be used as a basis
for a locally produced report.
c. DA Form 2806-1-R (Physical Security Inspection Report) is used to record
the physical security inspection (see figure 2-2).
d. DA Form 2806-R (Physical Security Survey Report) is used to record the
physical security survey (see figures 2-3 and 2-4).
Standards of Security.
a. Certain standards should be used as a guide in judging a security program.
These standards are dealt with in this lesson, FM 3-19.30, and other related
First consider the minimum standards of security.
consider the facts brought out by the inspection. A careful balance must then be
sought. Such balance should occur between what exists, what is desired, and what
(1) Perimeter security is inadequate.
(2) There is evidence that a part of the post is being used for unlawful or
(3) Fences or lights are needed.
b. Inspection of facilities should include the following list of inquiries.
However, inspections are not limited to these:
(1) Determine the steps being used for teaching persons the use of internal
Also, is there awareness of the need for alertness?
awareness could prevent loss of money and property.
(2) Inquire into receiving, stock control, and storage procedures.
(3) Investigate steps used for receiving, holding, and banking money.