necessary. This is the case in areas where English is but one of two or more
languages commonly spoken. The signs will be placed at eye level.
b. Put up provision of entry signs on all principal entrances.
should be legible at a distance of not less than 50 feet from the point of
These signs tell persons desiring entry of the provision concerning
search of persons, vehicles, etc.
They may tell of prohibitions against
cameras. They could concern entry for other than official business. Any of
these signs may be prescribed by the post CO.
c. Put up restricted area signs at all entrances to affected areas.
Place them also at conspicuous and appropriate points along the perimeters of
these areas. These signs designate the restricted area. They are also used
at all otherwise concealed areas.
Each sign or notice will be marked with
the words "RESTRICTED AREA." This is the case regardless of the type of
restricted area. In addition, the signs will include the following notice:
This (fort, range, plant, laboratory, etc.) has been declared a
restricted area by authority of (TITLE) Commanding General,
Commander, etc., in accordance with the provisions of the
directive issued by the Secretary of Defense on 20 Aug 54, Act of
Unauthorized entry is prohibited.
All persons and
vehicles entering hereon are liable to search.
making notes, drawings, maps, or graphic representations of this
area or activities, is prohibited unless specifically authorized
by the commander.
unauthorized persons will be confiscated.
d. Put up danger warning signs when necessary. Do so especially where
children approach perimeter barriers. These signs will warn them away from
such barriers as barbed wire or tape.
which is subject to special restrictions or controls for reasons of security
or safeguarding of property or material."
b. The post CO is responsible for designating restricted areas.
authority comes from DOD Directive No.
5200.8, dated 20 August 1954.
Authority also comes from AR 190-13.
c. Security protection of a restricted area pertains particularly to
subversive activities control. This includes protection against espionage, and
Also included are any such restrictions adversely affecting U.S.
unclassified property or material nonessential to defense. Examples are areas
devoted to storage or use of classified documents; also equipment or materials
should be classified to safeguard against espionage.
center should also be so classified, as well as a cashier's