a. Limit open gates to those necessary to conduct business.
b. Man open gates with MP or security police if available.
c. Issue controlled visitor passes to operators of privately owned vehicles without post decals.
d. Advise MP or security police of vehicle descriptions of suspicious operators or occupants.
e. Spot check by telephone persons, units, or offices that visitors claim they are going to visit.
f. Question persons who are obviously "out-of-place."
3. Military Police Working Dog Teams. MP working dog teams can be used effectively to improve post
security and, in some cases, they can be used to save security personnel. Dogs offer dual security
benefits: they are a psychological deterrence to trespassing; they enhance the ability of the security
force to detect, pursue, and hold intruders. Patrol dogs are tolerant of human activity, and they can
perform physical security as well as other law enforcement functions. They can also be used in mobile
patrols to cover large areas. (See AR 190-12, AR 700-81, FM 19-35, and Physical Security Update 10-
3 for more guidance.)
4. Recommended Security Measures. The following physical security measures are generally
applicable for a logistical support facility. They are specific to no particular category of property. These
measures are not required, but they are recommended if local conditions permit their use. The CO will
determine those appropriate for his command.
a. Develop an end-of-day SOP for closing each office or activity.
b. Prohibit transportation of US Government property in a privately owned vehicle (POV).
Sometimes this control measure is impossible. If so, require POV operators transporting such property
to have appropriate papers. These should support possession of the property.
c. Limit to a single gate administrative truck traffic entering or exiting the post. Check, or spot
check, nonmilitary trucks for authorization (delivery order, copy of contract) to enter the post. Check, or
spot check, trucks leaving the post with military cargo. Drivers should have an authorization to
transport the cargo.
d. Place seals on supply and equipment storage structures and enclosed vehicles opened once
per week or less. Place seals on opening such as doors and windows.
e. Post appropriate signs at storage sites: e.g., "Off Limits to Unauthorized Personnel." (See
paragraph 2-28, AR 420-70.)