b. Observation and patrolling perimeters, areas, structures, and activities
of security interest are part of their duties. In-depth security against enemy or
terrorist acts may be accomplished by patrol.
Security is also possible by
observation outside the perimeter of the post.
c. Forces must apprehend persons attempting to gain unauthorized access.
d. They must check sensitive areas during nonoperational hours.
e. Forces must perform essential escorts.
f. They must respond to protective alarms.
g. They must perform security duties, as required. In the event of fire and
other disasters or disorders, however, security forces should not be dedicated to
fire fighting duties since fires may be deliberately started as a diversion.
h. Security forces must otherwise safeguard personnel, property, and
They must protect these from unauthorized access, loss, theft, or
This may include duties outside the post.
Examples might be port and
harbor operations and road security.
Types of Security Forces.
This type consists of MPs and/or other military persons
assigned to the post.
Normally, MPs perform the security duties which require
special training and experience. The interior guard type of security is performed
by regular unit troops. MPs are also used in a supervisor or combined role with
civil service guards.
b. Civil Service. Civil service security personnel are uniformed. They are
civilian employees of the government.
They are trained and organized along
The organization may be completely civil service employees
under military supervision. In either case, it is under the operational control of
the provost marshal or security officer.
c. Labor Service Personnel.
Labor service units are composed of local
They are organized and used in a theater of operations.
were organized after World War II. Since that time they have had very good records
in the physical security field. These guards are of many nationalities. They are
specially uniformed, organized, and equipped.
d. Auxiliary Force.
Auxiliary security forces function to supplement the
regular force. They also relieve the regular force of additional duties. This may
occur during a disaster or national emergency.
Auxiliary forces should be drawn
from personnel on post.
Retired persons may be used if they are physically
capable. The auxiliary security force should be organized in the same way as the
regular security force: Certain regular security force personnel should be trained
in supervisory positions in preparation to lead the auxiliary force in case the
need arises. Auxiliary forces should be