INSTALLATION PHYSICAL SECURITY
Critical Tasks: 191-386-0007
In this lesson you will learn to identify and implement the control measures required for packages,
materiel, and vehicles on a post.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify and implement control measures required for packages, materiel, and
vehicles on a post.
You will have this subcourse, pencil and paper.
Evaluation of your performance will be by successful completion of the examination
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publication: FM
19-30, AR 190-51, AR 190-13, AR 190-11, and Physical Security Update 10-3.
Millions of dollars each year are lost to pilferage. This is true in both the government and the private
sector. Theft is often difficult to detect, hard to prove, and dangerous to ignore. Therefore, measures
must be taken to counter such threats. Private businesses often deal with the high cost of petty
pilferage. They mark up merchandise to absorb the loss; they implement physical security programs.
Government, however, is not a profit making business, so its cost cannot be passed to individuals
wanting a commodity. However, the public still pays the cost in the form of taxes. Security personnel
are therefore entrusted with providing countermeasures to prevent property loss. Package materiel,
and vehicle control is one means of minimizing loss at posts and facilities. When items of value are
pilfered, or destroyed, the credibility of your security personnel suffer.
PART A - PURPOSE OF PACKAGE AND MATERIEL CONTROL
All posts and facilities can anticipate loss from theft. Type and amount of materiel and equipment
influence this loss. Other influences are storage and processing facilities and number of employees.