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191-376-5141 - Search a Commercial Vehicle for Explosive Devices or Prohibited Items at an Installation Access Control Point

Search the commercial vehicle, and find any explosive devices or prohibited items present

Conditions: You are at the commercial-vehicle search lane at an installation access control point. Given a search mirror, a flashlight, a reflective vest, the local standing operating procedure (SOP), and a directive to search an identified vehicle for suspected explosive devices or prohibited items. 

 

Standards: Search the commercial vehicle, and find any explosive devices or prohibited items present.

 

Performance Steps

   1.  Stop the vehicle by using hand-and-arm signals.

CAUTION: ALWAYS POSITION YOURSELF SO THAT YOU ARE HIGHLY VISIBLE TO TRAFFIC WITH GOOD APPROACH SIGHT DISTANCE, AND WEAR A REFLECTORIZED VEST SO THAT THE VEHICLE DRIVER CAN SEE YOU EASILY. NEVER STEP INTO THE PATH OF AN APPROACHING VEHICLE TO DIRECT MOVEMENT OR STOP THE VEHICLE.

   2.  Direct the driver to turn the engine off and apply the parking brake.

   3.  Interview the driver and vehicle occupants.

           a.  Identify yourself to the driver and occupants.

           b.  Inform the driver that his vehicle must be searched as a condition for entry onto the installation.

           c.  Identify each occupant by physically taking possession of and looking at their military or Department of Defense (DOD) identification (ID) card, state driver's license, or another form of a state or federal government-issued photo ID card, and compare the photo to the person.

NOTE:  Notify your supervisor and the military police if the photo on the ID card does not match the individual being identified or if the ID card has been tampered with.

           d.  Request to see the following documentation:

                 (1)  Vehicle registration.

                 (2)  Logbook or itinerary.

                 (3)  Manifest, shipping papers, or bill of lading.

NOTE:  Notify your supervisor and the military police if you feel the documentation you are being shown is not valid.

           e.  Determine specifics of a cargo shipment by asking questions such as-

                 (1)  Where are you going?

                 (2)  What is your cargo and did you watch it get loaded?

                 (3)  What is the name and position of the person you are delivering the cargo to?

                 (4)  Do you drive this vehicle most of the time?

                 (5)  Would there be any contraband or prohibited items in this vehicle?

                 (6)  Has this vehicle had any repairs recently? If so, what?

            f.  Maintain eye contact with the driver and observe occupants throughout the interview, and report suspicious behavior to the supervisor.

           g.  Notify the supervisor and the military police if the driver appears impaired from the use of alcohol or drugs or if any suspected prohibited items are in plain view during the interview.

   4.  Direct the occupants to exit the vehicle.

           a.  Direct the driver to open all interior compartments doors, the hood, the trunk, and rear doors (if applicable) of the vehicle, while maintaining constant observation.

           b.  Direct the occupants to move to a designated safe area (about 5 meters from the vehicle, out of the flow of traffic) where they can be observed.

   5.  Identify the type of commercial vehicle being searched.

           a.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a tractor (see Figure 191-376-5141-1).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-1

Tractor

 

 

           b.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a trailer (see Figure 191-376-5141-2).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-2

Trailer

 

 

           c.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a hot-liquid asphalt tanker (see Figure 191-376-5141-3).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-3

Hot-Liquid Asphalt Tanker

 

 

           d.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a closed hopper vessel (see Figure 191-376-5141-4).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-4

Closed Hopper Vessel

 

 

           e.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a gasoline trailer (see Figure 191-376-5141-5).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-5

Gasoline Trailer

 

 

            f.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a liquid tanker (see Figure 191-376-5141-6).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-6

Liquid Tanker

 

 

           g.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a propane tanker (see Figure 191-376-5141-7).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-7

Propane Tanker

 

 

           h.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a septic service truck (see Figure 191-376-5141-8).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-8

Septic Service Truck

 

 

            i.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a semivan trailer, straight-box truck, or a step van (see Figure 191-376-5141-9).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-9

Semivan Trailer/Straight-Box Truck/Step Van

 

 

            j.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a refrigeration trailer (see Figure 191-376-5141-10).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-10

Refrigeration Trailer

 

 

           k.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a garbage truck (permanent bed) (see Figure 191-376-5141-11).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-11

Garbage Truck (Permanent Bed)

 

 

            l.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a garbage truck (dumpster) (see Figure 191-376-5141-12).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-12

Garbage Truck (Dumpster)

 

 

          m.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a bus (see Figure 191-376-5141-13).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-13

Bus

 

 

           n.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a concrete truck or mixer (see Figure 191-376-5141-14).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-14

Concrete Truck or Mixer

 

 

           o.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a dump truck (see Figure 191-376-5141-15).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-15

Dump Truck

 

 

           p.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a camper or motor home (see Figure 191-376-5141-16).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-16

Camper or Motor Home

 

 

           q.  Determine if the commercial vehicle is a boat and boat trailer (see Figure 191-376-5141-17).

 

Figure 191-376-5141-17

Boat and Boat Trailer

 

 

   6.  Search the undercarriage and chassis of the vehicle.

 

NOTE: Use a flashlight and mirror to carefully inspect under the vehicle for general indicators of explosive devices or prohibited items while searching the entire vehicle.

 

   7.  Search the identified commercial vehicle, paying particular attention to high-threat "hot spot" areas denoted (see Figures 191-376-5141-1 through 191-376-5141-17).

 

DANGER: DO NOT OPEN THE TANK OR ANY DISCHARGE VALVE ON COMMERCIAL VEHICLES.  DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT IF YOU BREATHE TOXIC AGENTS WHILE SEARCHING COMMERCIAL VEHICLES CONTAINING GAS, PROPANE, OR OTHER TOXIC AGENTS. THE TANK AREAS ON COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, IN MOST CASES, CANNOT BE PHYSICALLY INSPECTED.

 

   8.  Take action when the search reveals suspected explosive devices or prohibited items in the vehicle.

 

           a.  Explosive devices.

 

                 (1)  Never attempt to handle or disarm suspected explosive devices.

 

                 (2)  Suspend all radio and cellular phone traffic 100 meters around the vehicle.

 

                 (3)  Secure the driver and all occupants of the vehicle, and notify the supervisor and military police.

 

                 (4)  Immediately evacuate the surrounding area.

 

                 (5)  Secure the scene until it is cleared by explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel or until properly relieved.

 

                 (6)  Release the driver and occupants to the supervisor or military police along with any documentation and identification collected.

 

           b.  Prohibited items.

 

                 (1)  Never handle the prohibited items unless ordered by the supervisor or military police.

 

                 (2)  Notify the supervisor and military police.

 

                 (3)  Secure the driver and all occupants of the vehicle.

 

                 (4)  Secure the scene until cleared by the supervisor or until properly relieved.

 

                 (5)  Release the driver and occupants to the supervisor or military police along with any documentation and identification collected.

 

   9.  Release the driver and occupants if no explosive devices or prohibited items are found or if suspected items are cleared by the military police or EOD personnel.

 

           a.  Give ID cards and all gathered documentation back to the driver of the vehicle.

           b.  Help the driver safely enter the flow of traffic (if applicable).

 

Evaluation Preparation:
Setup: Provide the soldier with a commercial vehicle to search in a well-lit area. Vehicles in the DOD inventory may be used in this task if no civilian commercial vehicles are available. Identify a role player driver and a role player occupant for the commercial vehicle. Ensure that role players are authorized to operate the equipment prior to beginning this task. Notify role players that they are to comply with and follow all instructions given by the soldier searching the vehicle. Have the role players place a dummy explosive device or dummy prohibited item somewhere in, under, or on the commercial vehicle to be searched prior to the soldiers arriving to test. The dummy explosive device or dummy prohibited item can be handmade. It should not be large enough to gain immediate discovery yet not so small that it cannot be found by a highly motivated soldier conducting a reasonable search. Give the soldier a search mirror, a flashlight, a reflective vest, and the local SOP.

Brief soldier: Tell the soldier that he or she has an armed partner pulling overwatch security for him or her for the duration of this task. The tester will play the role of the soldier's supervisor and the military police. Point at the commercial vehicle that you want the soldier to search and tell the soldier to conduct this task as outlined in the performance steps. Tell the soldier that the commercial vehicle has a role player driver and a role player occupant, and that both role players will respond to your instructions.

 

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

   1.  Stopped the vehicle by using hand-and-arm signals.

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   2.  Directed the driver to turn the engine off and apply the parking brake.

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   3.  Interviewed the driver and vehicle occupants.

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   4.  Directed the occupants to exit the vehicle.

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   5.  Identified the type of commercial vehicle being searched.

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   6.  Searched the undercarriage and chassis of the vehicle.

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   7.  Searched the identified commercial vehicle, paying particular attention to high-threat "hot spot" areas.

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   8.  Took action when the search revealed suspected explosive devices or prohibited items in the vehicle.

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   9.  Released the driver and occupants if no explosive devices or prohibited items were found or if suspected items were cleared by military police or EOD personnel.

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Evaluation Guidance: Score the soldier GO if all measures are passed (P). Score the soldier NO-GO if any measure is failed (F). If the soldier fails any measure, show him how to do it correctly.

 

References

 

Required

Related

 

 

AR 190-13

 

 

AR 525-13