a. Controlled access is one means of providing security for commissaries. Areas to which access
should be controlled are as follows:
(1) Parking areas for incoming shipments of food items. Shipments may be by rail, motor
transportation, air, etc.
(2) On/off loading areas. This includes areas in the direction of travel to specific points within a
warehouse or to sales outlets.
(3) Entrances. Entrances to areas should be located so supervisory personnel can watch entry
(4) Guard rails. Guard rails could be established. These would serve to channel personnel
entering through one designated central point.
b. Identification system. An ID system must be established.
It should provide positive
identification of patrons prior to shopping.
c. Cash limits. The amount of cash in the change fund for each cash register should not exceed
0. (This amount has been established by Troop Support Agency).
d. Opening and closing procedures.
SOPs should provide detailed operating procedures for
opening and closing the activity.
7. Escorting Public Funds. Escort service protects both funds and the person being escorted. These
duties performed by the MP should be of the highest standards.
8. Security Measures.
a. Avoid escorting at the same time.
b. Refrain from using the same route.
c. Vary direction of approach to pickup and delivery points.
d. Avoid using the same entrance/exit to the building for pickup and delivery.
9. Coordination of Escort Action. Activities transporting funds will stay in contact with the security
police desk sergeant. They should advise him of departure time, route, and approximate arrival time.
Contact should also be made when the escort is completed.
a. Coordinating the pickup and delivery time of courier personnel will reduce complacency.