Personnel Screening Guide (PSG)
The Technical Support Working Group has released the Personnel Screening Guide (PSG) for use by all Federal emergency and law enforcement officers, and all State and Local Fire, Law Enforcement, HAZMAT, Bomb Squad, and other emergency/public government services organizations which may be involved with screening people that may pose a terrorist threat.
The PSG is a 107-page guide that provides guidelines to security personnel assigned the responsibility of assessing and screening personnel for concealed/improvised weapons, explosive devices, and other contraband. The information is meant to be applied in conjunction with previous training, experience, and standard procedures and policies. The guide has a training section for recognition of improvised and commercial weapon types; specialty firearms and handguns; explosive materials and devices; and WMD materials and devices. It is printed on waterproof paper, spiral bound, and suitable for field use.
The PSG is a restricted document available only to Federal, Allied, State, and local governments involved in security and counter-terrorism activities. Contractors providing security services to these agencies may also procure the document. All orders must first be confirmed by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO).
The PSG is available from the Government Printing Office. The cost is $268 U.S. for a packet of 10. To order, cite stock number 008-001-00170-3
The PSG is also available as a CD ROM from the Government Printing Office for $23 U.S. To order, cite stock number 008-001-00168-1
A Training Support Package (TSP) for the PSG, consisting of complete training materials to include an Instructor Manual, PowerPoint Graphics, two videotapes, a Student Guide, and a CD-ROM is also available for $81.00. To order, cite stock number 008-00100173-8.
To order these products, first send an e-mail request for quantity desired to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include contact name, organization name, address, and telephone number. Security contractors must also provide similar sponsoring government agency information. Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mail with an approval number (and password for the CD ROM). The products can then be ordered from GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows:
Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via e-mail, fax, and mail. Online: http://bookstore.gpo.gov, E-mail: email@example.com; Phone: Toll free (866) 512-1800, DC Area: (202) 512-1800, Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time; Mail: send to: Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001. All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.