15. Main Gate and Sally Port Guard Duties.
a. Main gate and sally port guards are responsible for the custody and control of prisoners entering and
leaving the facility. They will keep the gate keys in their possession at all times while on post. They ensure
that only authorized persons enter the facility. They will identify people who want to enter or leave by the gate
before allowing them to pass. They will inspect vehicles entering and leaving the facility and check packages
and receptacles. The guards will keep a record of people and vehicles that enter and leave by the gate. They
check civilian workers in and out through the gate, exercising caution. The guards will inventory and make a
record of the workers' tools when they enter. They will inventory the tools again when the workers leave. They
will search prisoners when they enter and leave the facility. They will also prevent loitering near the entrance
of the facility.
b. Control Vehicle Entry and Exit. Each confinement facility will have an SOP relating to the duties and
responsibilities of the sally port guard. However, as a minimum, the guard will require identification of the
driver and make inquiries concerning the reason for wanting to enter the facility. The guard should record the
driver's name, license number, and type of vehicle on the vehicle register form. The guard should instruct the
driver to exit the vehicle while the vehicle is searched. The driver should accompany the guard while the search
is being conducted. The contents of the vehicle should be inventoried and an escort provided for the driver. As
the vehicle leaves the facility it is again searched and reinventoried. The vehicle departure time is then noted on
the vehicle register form.
c. Control Personnel Entry and Exit. As with vehicles in the preceding paragraph, an SOP will dictate
policy regarding personnel entry to and exit from a facility. The standard policy does, however, require the
sally port guard to challenge each person requesting entry to the facility. A staff member, while on duty and
wearing his badge, will be allowed to enter or leave without delay. Any other person must provide an
identification card or driver's license and provide the necessary information for the personnel register. Any
items not needed inside the facility, and all weapons, will be secured at the sally port. If a badge system is used
at the facility, an identification badge will be issued and an escort provided. Departing personnel will complete
the "time out" block of the personnel register and turn in their badge, if issued. (Vehicle and personnel
registration forms will be locally produced.)
d. Control Packages and Materials. The sally port guard will check all packages being brought into the
facility. If the item is not needed inside, it will be secured in a locker at the sally port. Any item taken inside
the facility will be examined and inventoried upon initial entry to and reinventoried upon leaving the facility.
Any property being removed from the facility must be accompanied with a valid memorandum signed by the
confinement officer. An entry should be made on the vehicle or personnel registration form identifying the
property that was removed from the facility. Any property left at the sally port will then be returned to the
owner upon his departure and sign-out from the facility. If the sally port guard was responsible for any property
left in his possession while a visitor was inside the facility, a receipt should be obtained when the property is
16. Supervisory Guard Duties.
a. Supervising Work Activities.
(1) Employment detail guards supervise prisoner work details inside and outside the confinement
facility. They maintain custody and control of work details and move work details to and from employment
areas. Upon receiving an assignment to supervise a work detail, the guard must obtain all the necessary
information and equipment to perform and organize the detail, maintain control and accountability of prisoners
throughout the detail, and report all incidents.