Figure Typical Two Way Deliberate Checkpoint

In a hasty checkpoint

• Picket the wire at both ends to prevent run-through.

• Ensure that the terrain requires vehicles and dismounted personnel to pass through the checkpoint.

• Position weapons and personnel to cover the entire checkpoint adequately.

• Picket the wire at both ends to prevent bull-through.

• Replace shicane wire with any passive vehicle barrier such as jersey barriers or 55-gallon drums filled with earth.

• Use a retaining fence to prevent the operator of a vehicle and personnel from escaping. The fence can be four-strand cattle fence, double lucas, or triplestandard concertina.

• Ensure that dismounted personnel are routed separately to a personnel inspection area.

• Route vehicles, which have questionable or illegal cargo that was discovered during inspection, through the active vehicle barriers to a vehicle-holding area for further inspection and proper handling.

b. In a one-way deliberate checkpoint

• Place weapons and personnel fighting positions so that they provide adequate coverage of an entire checkpoint.

c. In a two-way deliberate checkpoint—

• Use shicane wire or concrete barriers at both ends to prevent bull through.

• Ensure that passive vehicle barriers (such as jersey barriers) used as lane separators provide protection to personnel from small arms attack.

• Replace shicane wire with any passive vehicle barrier, such as anchored

55-gallon drums filled with earth or steel-post obstacles, if necessary.

• Use a retaining fence to prevent vehicle operators and personnel from escaping. The fence can be four-strand cattle fence, shicane, or triple-standard concertina.

• Route dismounted personnel separately to a personnel inspection area.

• Route vehicles that have questionable or illegal cargo that was discovered during inspection through the active vehicle barriers to a vehicle-holding area for further inspection and proper handling.

• Place weapons and personnel fighting positions so that they provide adequate coverage of an entire checkpoint.

d. In tower construction, see Figures 2-29 and 2-30. These figures show two different views of an 11- by 11-foot guard tower. See Appendix E, pages E-29 and E-30, for illustrations of a 12- by 12-foot guard tower.

Lower portion of ladder in raised position

Enclose base of tower with concertina barbed wire. Fasten to corner post.

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