Fort Riley, Kansas



Access control procedures outlined north of Vinton School Road

By Maria Childs | 1ST INF. DIV. POST | June 25, 2015

The access control changes the installation experienced over the last five months, within the main cantonment area of Fort Riley, will expand to include maneuver and training areas north of Vinton School Road effective July 1. Those affected by this are people who do not have a Department of Defense ID card, access pass or badge.

Mark Dombrowski, chief, Security Branch, Directorate of Emergency Services, said this change is one part of the phased approach to get Fort Riley into full compliance with access control procedures. The first phase began in January.

The regulations in which Fort Riley is trying to be in full compliance with are Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, which increases security at all Federal institutions, and Army Regulation 190-13, The Army Physical Security Program.

“The requirement for the training areas is the last phase in order to ensure the installation meets all the requirements by the regulation,” Dombrowski said.

People who do not have the required ID or access pass can apply for one at the installation’s Visitor Control Center, Building 885 near the Henry Gate Access Control Point. The VCC is at exit 301, U.S. Interstate 70. Access passes are based on the requirement of the visit.

Passes are available in advance by stopping by the Visitor Control Center, calling 785-239-2982 or emailing Requesting passes early speeds up the process.

A form of government issued photo identification, vehicle registration and insurance are required to drive on the installation. Wait times for passes during periods of higher traffic are longer. Those without pre-coordinated passes need to allow extra time the day of their visit to get through the processing procedure at the Visitor Control Center.

Dombrowski said the vetting and pass process provides leaders at Fort Riley a better understanding of why people visit.

“Conducting vetting and knowing who is coming on the installation will allow the installation to know who is on the installation at any given time and what for,” Dombrowski said.

To gain access to any maneuver or training area North of Vinton School Road and East of U.S. Highway 77, people are required to use one of the following access points once proper passes have been obtained.

• Four corners, which is at the intersection of Vinton School Road and 1st Division Road.

• Old Highway 77 north of Vinton School Road.

To gain access to any maneuver or training area North of Vinton School Road and West of U.S. Highway 77, people can use any approved access road once they have proper passes.

Foot access through an open area to recreate on the military reservation North of Vinton School Road will still be authorized provided vehicles are legally parked and visitors are each in possession of the proper identification or access pass.

All requirements regarding the check-in and out procedures can be found at and remain in effect.

All visitors 16 years of age and older must possess an approved DoD ID card, a Fort Riley access pass or badge. The only exception to this requirement is for individuals who wish to access the Fort Riley Marina area of Milford Lake south of U.S. Highway 82 and west of U.S. Highway 77.

Violators of the new access policy will be warned during the implementation phase of July 1-31. The violator will be issued an information paper of the new procedures and escorted off of the military reservation.

Effective August 1, violators will be issued a ticket for Unauthorized Entry onto Military Property, Title 18 USC 1382. The violator will then be escorted off the military reservation. The ticket comes with a mandatory court appearance before the U.S. Magistrate as directed and a violation may also result in loss of recreational privileges.

Dombrowski said it is important for people to understand why the passes or badges are required. Department of Defense directives instructed all installations to conduct a criminal background check on all non-Department of Defense persons entering the installation regardless of their affiliations. The intent of this program is to provide greater security to the installation and those who visit, work or live there.

“Vetting people and standardizing identification requirements for the installation allows us to know who is requesting to come on the installation,” Dombrowski said. “Persons who do not successfully pass a background check will not be authorized on the installation.”

Dombrowski added the installation leadership does not want to discourage anyone from visiting the installation. Fort Riley Soldiers and leaders continue to invite community members to visit.

“There is another step in the process, but if you plan ahead … you can minimize any delays,” Dombrowski said. 

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