Manhunt prompted Bard Gate closure

This is the second in a regular series of reports from Force Protection on top issues in security and law enforcement at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC).

Increased Security Posture

Bard Gate Closure

As a result of a heightened security posture, Bard Gate at NBVC Port Hueneme was temporarily closed from Thursday, Feb. 7, through Wednesday, Feb. 13. During this time, additional security measures were put into place throughout the installation, particularly at each NBVC entry control point.

The increased security posture was a result of Christopher Dorner’s criminal activity and the intense regional manhunt to locate him. Dorner was a former member of the Los Angeles Police Department and a recently discharged Navy reservist. Although there was no intelligence to indicate that NBVC was an intended target or destination, every reasonable precaution and measure was implemented throughout the region. This temporary increase in posture was intended to ensure the physical security of the facility and peace of mind for NBVC’s active duty personnel, residents, employees and visitors.

Dorner’s remains were positively identified in a burned-out cabin near Big Bear.

See Something, Say Something

If you see something suspicious taking place aboard NBVC, report that behavior or activity to NBVC Police at 805-982-4591, or in case of emergency call 9-1-1.

Force Protection recommends that residents store the number of their local police including installation police on their phones for easy access during emergencies.

If you see something out of the ordinary, say something. Even if you feel it’s small or maybe out of the ordinary but not harmful, report it. You never know what small details matter in preventing incidents. Those reporting suspicious activity will have their privacy protected, and police will investigate right away.

Factors such as race, ethnicity, national origin or religious affiliation alone are not suspicious; only behavior is reportable. The public should report only suspicious behavior and situations — for example, an unattended backpack in a public place or someone trying to break into a restricted area — rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations or speech unrelated to terrorism or other criminal activity. Only reports that document behavior reasonably indicative of criminal activity related to terrorism will be shared with law enforcement officials.

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