Fort Detrick Upgrading Access Oversight to Increase Safety, Security
Download the Upcoming Changes Handout (updated 12/18/14)
Beginning Jan. 5, 2015, visitors to Fort Detrick and Forest Glen Annex will be subject to a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) background check. Visitors with issues such as an outstanding arrest warrant, recent felony conviction or being listed in the Terrorist Screening Database will not be allowed access, and if appropriate, will be turned over to legal authorities.
Measures for upgraded access have already begun and implementation should begin by mid December. These new measures will increase traffic delays at access control points but federal workers and DOD identification cards will experience the fewest delays.
NCIC helps criminal justice professionals apprehend fugitives, locate missing persons, recover stolen property, and identify terrorists. It also assists law enforcement officers in performing their official duties more safely and provides them with information necessary to aid in protecting the general public.
Food delivery drivers and taxi drivers wishing to make deliveries on post will be required to obtain an Installation Access Badge before entering Fort Detrick or Forest Glen. Companies will need to apply for an Access Badge, for all delivery drivers, through the Installation Badge Office.
The application process will include vetting drivers through the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index. Once granted, the Installation Access Badge will allow entrance through all access control points.
For more information contact the Fort Detrick Installation Badge Office at 301-619-1191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.