Directorate of Emergency Services (DES)

DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMAND LEADERS:

Ray Smith SGM Hermes F. Acevedo

Directorate of Emergency Services:

The Fort Jackson Directorate of Emergency Services provides 24-hour force protection, law enforcement, fire protection, and community assistance for all people living, training, and visiting Fort Jackson; maintains liaison with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; supports installation contingency operations by ensuring a safe and secure environment within its gates.

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DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES:

Visitors Access – What You Need To Know

If you are visiting Fort Jackson

To ensure that Fort Jackson is in compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, all visitors will be vetted prior to entering the installation. While this is a DoD-wide initiative, we are doing all we can to streamline the process for accessing Fort Jackson.

Visitors who do not have a government-issued identification card, will be subject to a background check in order to get an access pass, before being allowed to enter the installation. Those who show a common access card (CAC card), Military ID, Military Dependent ID, or DBIDs Card won’t be affected.

Visitors:

All personnel in your vehicle, who are 18 or older, will need a background check. Along with the pass, all visitors must present a valid picture identification card. Valid ID includes a Driver’s license, State ID, DD Form 1173 (Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card), DD Form 2 series or a passport issued by an authoritative agency (state/federal). Personnel under the age of 18 will not have a background check, and may enter the installation when escorted by a valid pass holder.

Military CAC or ID Holders:

If you are traveling in the same vehicle as a military sponsor (Military ID or Common Access Card cardholder), you do not need a visitors’ pass or background check to enter the installation, provided your visit is escorted by the sponsor. DBIDs cardholders are NOT sponsors. If you are an DBIDS Card holder, visitors in your vehicle will need to be vetted on to the installation by having a background check.

Authorized IDs and Disqualifying Factors:

Acceptable Forms of Identification

Valid state driver’s license or identification card

Locally issued installation badge and/or pass

DA Form 1602 (Civilian Identification and Gold Star Family)

School District Employees ID (only until the installation has a local produced badge)

The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) issued Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

DD Form 2574, Armed Forces Exchange Services ID and Privilege

Air Force (AF) Form 354, Civilian ID

DD Form 1934, Geneva Convention ID card for Medical and Religious

DD Form 2764, US DoD/Uniformed Services Civilian Geneva Convention ID

DD Form 489, Geneva Convention ID card for Civilians

Valid U.S. passport

NCIC III Check Disqualifying Factors

-The NCIC-III check contains criminal information about the individual that causes the senior commander to determine that the individual presents a potential threat to the good order, discipline, or health and safety of the installation.

-The installation is unable to verify the individual’s claimed identify based on the reasonable belief that the individual has submitted fraudulent information concerning his or her identity in the attempt to gain access.

-The individual has a current arrest warrant in NCIC, regardless of the offense or violation.

-The individual is currently barred from entry or access to a Federal installation or facility.

-The individual has been convicted of crimes encompassing sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, production or possession of child pornography, trafficking in humans, drug possession with intent to sell or drug distribution.

-The individual has a U.S. conviction of espionage, sabotage, treason, terrorism or murder.

-The individual is a registered sex offender.

-The individual has been convicted of a felony within the past 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.

-The individual has been convicted of a felony firearms or explosives violation.

-The individual has engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. Government by force.

-The individual is identified in the Terrorist Screening Data Base (TSDB) as a known to be or suspected of being a terrorist or belonging to an organization with known links to terrorism or support of terrorist activity.

Visitor Control Center (VCC):

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday, 0500 – 2000 (5:00 a.m. – 8:00pm)

Location: Bldg. 4297, just inside the main gate (gate 2), off Interstate I-77.

Phone Directory:

(803) 751-1392
(803) 751-5483

(803) 751-5464

Services Rendered:

Issuance of Visitor and Contractor passes.

Issuance of DBIDS Cards.

Enrollment into the DBIDS program.

NCIC III Records Checks.

Installation Access Requirements:

All personnel requesting access to Fort Jackson, must be able to show a valid reason for entry, fill out the NCIC III Background Request Form (available at the VCC), present a valid state or federally issued photo ID, undergo a National Crime Information Center (NCIC III) check and be issued a Installation Access DBIDs Badge/Pass.

Personnel who fail the NCIC III check will be denied access to the installation indefinitely. Denied personnel may request a waiver though the Garrison Commander’s office. Waiver applications can be requested at the Visitor Control Center. The application must be completed and all supporting documentation brought to the Physical Security Office.

Personnel who are in possession of a valid Department of Defense Identification Card may access the installation through any gate/any lane utilizing the DoD ID Card.

Visitor Access Procedures:

24 hour access pass, no DoD Sponsor: Visitors requesting a day pass without a DoD Sponsor must go to the Visitor Control Center and present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle). The visitor will complete the top portion of the NCIC III Background Request Form (available at the VCC). A NCIC III check will be conducted and a pass issued for the day.

1-90 day access pass, with a DoD Sponsor:

Visitors requesting reoccurring access must go to the Visitor Control Center with their sponsor and present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle). The Sponsor will complete the NCIC III Background Request Form (available at the VCC) and sign the certifying official block. The sponsor must present a valid DoD issued ID card. A NCIC III check will be conducted on the visitor and a pass issued for the requested duration (up to 90 days).

Foreign Visitors:

Foreign visitors require a Current, valid Passport with U.S. Visa Stamp and a DoD ID card-holding escort at all times while on the installation.

Other Categories of Access Passes:

Hunting/Fishing

Visitors requesting reoccurring access for hunting or fishing must go to the Visitor Control Center and present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) and their recreation permit. The visitor will complete the top portion of the NCIC III Background Request Form (available at the VCC). A NCIC III check will be conducted and a pass issued for up to 120 days.

Gold Star Family Members and Survivors:

Gold Star family members and Survivors may request reoccurring access to the installation. The Gold Star Member or Survivor will need to have the NCIC III Background Request Form completed by the Survivor Outreach Services Office. The Gold Star member or Survivor must go to the Visitor Control Center and present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration, proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) and the completed NCIC III Background Request Form . A NCIC III check will be conducted and a pass will be issued for 1 year.

Family Care Providers for Deployed Service Members:

The deploying service member will need to complete the NCIC III Background Request Form and have it digitally signed by his/her Battalion or Brigade Commander or Executive Officer (XO). Family care providers requesting reoccurring access due to a service members deployment must go to the Visitor Control Center and present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration, proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) and the completed NCIC III Background Request Form . A NCIC III check will be conducted on the visitor and a pass issued for the time frame of the deployment (not to exceed one year).

Family Care Providers for Retirees:

Family Care Providers for Retirees will need to get a letter from the ID Card Office located at the Strom Thurmond Bldg (Bldg 5450-Strom Thurmond Blvd)