Physical Security Manual & Checklist
Robert A. Gardner, CPP
Through a Grant from the
Wolf Aviation Fund
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Use and Reprint Authorization Robert A. Gardner, CPP authorizes the use of the Rural & Small Town Airport Security Manual and Checklist by airport managers, airport users, airport and pilot associations, educational institutions and others concerned with security at small airports. The Rural & Small Town Airport Security Manual and Checklist may be copied and reprinted asnecessary provided that such copies give full credit to both the author and Wolf Aviation Fund and are not sold or otherwise used for commercial purposes. Questions or comments regarding this publication should be directed to: Robert A. Gardner, CPP
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Funding for research and production of the Rural & Small Town Airport Security Manual and Checklist was provided by the Wolf Aviation Fund through Grant No. W000612A Alfred L. & Constance C. Wolf Aviation Fund c/o Wolf, Block Schorr and Solis-Cohen 1650 Arch Street, 22nd Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2097 www.wolf-aviation.org
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION WHY BOTHER SMALL AIRPORTS AFTER 9/11 A CRASH COURSE IN CRIME PREVENTION CRIME PREVENTION IN 3D CREATING A SECURE ENVIRONMENT SAMPLE SECURITY STANDARDS PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER CHECKLIST ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT WOLF AVIATION FUND 1 3 5 6 8 10 15 31 A-1 B-1 C-1
Most of America’s rural and small town airports were built at a time when security and crimeprevention were not issues. Consequently, little or no effort was made to incorporate security precautions into their design. This makes these facilities extremely vulnerable to modern criminals. Fortunately, there are a variety of relatively simple and inexpensive steps that can be taken to increase the security of airport facilities. Following the suggestion in this manual won’t guaranteeabsolute security, but it will give you a head start in protecting your airport and its users. This manual is based on an earlier document developed for use by government facilities and businesses. It has been in use for a several years and has been well received by its users. This manual is intended to function as an inspection and training instrument to enable you as a Small Airport Administrator orother responsible official to: • • Perform a physical security needs assessment of your facility(s) with regard to external security threats Implement measures to address security deficiencies identified in the assessment.
Components of the manual include: • An overview of general crime prevention theory. This overview provides a basic understanding of criminal motivation and the goals andmethods of crime prevention planning. A mostly non-technical discussion of security design theory. In particular, it introduces the concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and explains the CPTED elements: D efensible Space, Territoriality, Surveillance, Lighting, Landscaping, and Physical Security.
A user-friendly set of design standards. These standards...