Work toward the top floor, and from public access areas to more restricted access areas. If a separate
public-area team is set up, use building custodial personnel or others familiar with the areas. Rooms
that have been searched should be marked with crepe paper or tape. This will prevent duplication in
Upon entering a room, searchers should remain still with eyes closed and listen. Often, clockwork
timing devices can be detected without special equipment. Next, take a quick visual scan for any
obvious unusual items. Divide the room in equal parts according to the number of objects to be
searched, not by the size of the room (see Figure 2-7).
Figure 2-4. Search Areas.
Figure 2-5. Search Areas.