If APHIS personnel are being deployed as an operational unit (as may
be the case in a WMD situation), they will follow the security procedures
as set forth by the Command Staff.
If APHIS is the responding Agency with Jurisdiction, The Security Officer,
with advisement of the Incident Safety Officer will set security procedure.
APHIS Security will be alerted to any suspicious activities that may
be observed during field operations. Security is the responsibility of
the Operations Section Chief with assistance from the Security Officer.
The Incident Commander may assign the Security Officer as a member of
the Command Staff or as a member of the Operations staff.
To maintain security while conducting field operations the Security
Control all entrances and exits.
Establish a personnel identification system.
Be responsible for enforcing entry and exit requirements.
Use temporary fencing if needed.
Asses the security threat
potential to all buildings, dwellings, and sites occupied by APHIS
To maintain security during nonworking hours, the Security Officer will
secure the affected area. All equipment and supplies will be secured
or stored in locked facilities, and open holes will be covered with plywood
or similar material.