Access Control Point
Definition/Scope: (JP 3-07.2 ) The Access Control Point is the point at which a person desiring entrance to an installation is checked for authorization. At most control points all packages and vehicles are checked for security purposes. The ACP is divided into four separate zones; approach zone, access control zone, response zones, safety zone. The purpose of an ACP is to prevent unauthorized access to the installation while maximizing vehicular-traffic flow. This term is sometimes mistaken for entry control point. The difference between ACPs and entry control points (ECPs) is that ACPs are those points along an installation boundary that represent an initial security screening point for vehicles and, in some cases, pedestrians entering the installation or cantonment area. Those facilities or locations within the boundary of an installation that require restricted entry are referred to as ECPs. ECPs are generally located at airfields, ammunition supply points (ASPs), high-security areas, HQ complexes, and so forth. (ATTP 3-39.32) A corridor at the installation entrance through which all vehicles and pedestrians must pass when entering or exiting the installation.
Used For:Protection WFF
Broader Terms:access control
Narrower Terms:access control zone