PHYSICAL SECURITY PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||27 May 2009|
In accordance with the requirements of DoD Instruction 5200.08, (Reference (b)), this Regulation implements DoD policies and minimum standards for the physical protection of DoD personnel, installations, operations, and related resources.
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
This Regulation addresses the physical security of personnel, installations, facilities, operations, and related resources of DoD Components. In overseas areas, Combatant Commanders (COCOMs) may deviate from the policies in this Regulation where local conditions, treaties, agreements, and other arrangements with foreign governments and allied forces require.
This Regulation provides minimum standards for the protection of resources normally found on installations and unique resources on the installation. Separate guidance shall be referred to for:
Classified Information; DoD 5200.1-R, (Reference (c)).
Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities; DCID 6/9, (Reference (d)).
Security Policy for Protecting Nuclear Weapons; DoD Directive 5210.41, (Reference (e)).
Security of DoD Chemical Agents; DoD Instruction 5210.65, (Reference (f)).
Nuclear Reactors and Materials; DoD Directive 5210.63, (Reference (g)).
Physical Security Arms, Ammunition and Explosives; DoD Manual 5100.76- M, (Reference (h)).
Special Access Program; DoD Directive 5205.07, (Reference (i)).
Security of DoD Personnel assigned to U.S. Missions Abroad; DoD Instruction 5210.84, (Reference (j)).
During transition to war and following commencement of hostilities, COCOMs may prescribe procedures that modify specific provisions of this Regulation as local threat and risk conditions require. However, security operations and procedures must ensure the effective protection of Government assets. Under these conditions, COCOMs may delegate that authority to unit or installation commanders
Nothing in this Regulation abrogates the authority or responsibility of commanders to apply more stringent security standards required by other DoD Issuances during emergencies, increased threat level or high risk determinations, or as the commander/director deems necessary.