be prescribed by the CO concerned. Persons should be told that the security
ID badge will not be shown off post.
a. The most vulnerable link in any ID system is its enforcement. Poor
performance of duty by the security police in comparing the bearer with the
card or badge may destroy the best system.
Positive enforcement measures
should be prescribed. These will insure effective operation of the ID and
b. Choose security persons for duty at entrance control points
Select them for their alertness, quick perception, tact, and
c. Formalized standard procedures are a must for conducting guard mount
and posting. Such steps are also necessary for relief of security persons.
Frequent inspection of persons on post (conducted at irregular times) is
effective. This prevents the posting of unqualified personnel and poor duty
d. Establish a uniform method of handling or wearing ID cards or
badges. If carried on the person, the card must be removed from the wallet
or other container and handed to security police. A badge should be worn in
a visible position.
This will speed inspection and recognition from a
Persons should be forced by this arrangement to pass in a
single file in front of the security police. Turnstiles may be used to help
maintain positive control of entrances and exits.
f. Artificial lighting at control points should illuminate personnel
coming and going. It should be bright enough to enable the security police
to compare and identify the bearer with the card or badge.
g. Card and badge racks or containers used at control points should be
available only to security persons.
11. Custodial Responsibilities.
A custodian must be named to accomplish
Basic control must include issue, turn-in, recovery,
and expiration of badges or cards.
The degree of compromise tolerable in
the ID system is in direct proportion to the degree of security required or
The following controls are recommended for the card and badge
a. Maintain an accurate written record or log. List, by serial number,
all cards and badges on hand.
Include to whom these were issued, and
whether cards and badges are lost and/or destroyed.
b. Have custodian authenticate records and logs.
c. Have commissioned officer perform a periodic inventory of records.