must be able to quickly scan their immediate areas and identify anything out of the ordinary. Training
will teach personnel to know that if a suspected device is discovered, they SHOULD NOT touch the
device. Instead, they should ascertain that it doesn't belong, make sure no one touches it, and report
the discovery to a supervisor or security officer.
The following procedures should be considered in planning the outside layout of the activity.
o Reduce or eliminate shrubbery and vegetation next to the building to remove a natural hiding
o Move dumpsters away from the facility into concrete block areas to eliminate a prime hiding
o Restrict parking areas next to the building and report, inspect, remove, and monitor apparently
o Eliminate or reduce parking with protected areas like underground garages, internal tunnels and
Personnel must be made aware of the possibility of a bomb threat or a bombing incident. They should
view unidentified persons as trespassers. They should be encouraged to report things that "may be
nothing," but are out of the ordinary. It is essential to make all personnel part of the security team.
Part B: BOMBING TARGETS AND BOMBING MOTIVES
According to the National Bomb Data Center, residential property, at which three of every ten bombings
in 1987 were directed, continues to be the most frequent bombing target. Vehicular bombings
accounted for nineteen percent of all incidents. Commercial operations were the targets in fourteen
percent, and postal facilities and equipment in five percent.
Closely following residences as bombing targets are commercial buildings. Significant percentages of
bombings also occur in vehicles and schools.
Bombing targets are closely related to bombing motives. The two top motives for bombing according to
the NBDC are malicious destruction and personal hate. These are non-political reasons. Those
involved would be likely to pick the easiest targets.