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Primary function of a Protective Services Officer is to prevent loss to our scientific community. This includes loss of research due to the malfunction of equipment or utility related problems. To accomplish this in a manner, and to help officers in the performance of their duties, written standard operating procedures have been established and followed.

 Protective Service Manager Mr. Tom Gannon-Miller           x1380 gannonmillert@mail.nih.gov
PM Supervisor - evening Mr. Thomas H. Fryer II x1091 fryerth@mail.nih.gov
PM Supervisor - night Mr. Jim Farling x1091


VPP Supervisor Mr. Joe Downer x 4083 downerjl@mail.nih.gov
ATRF Supervisor Mr. John Stroka x6186 strokaj@mail.nih.gov
Program Coordinator, Access Control Ms. Kim Kieffer x1091 kiefferka@mail.nih.gov
Secretary Ms. Roberta Harner x1091 harnerr@mail.nih.gov

National Terrorism Advisory System  http://www.dhs.gov/national-terrorism-advisory-system

Card Keys

To save time you can print out the card key form, fill it out, and bring to Protective Services

Cardkey Form 023 used by contractor employees for cardkey access after-hours, or

Cardkey Form 028 used by government employees to receive both cardkey and ID.

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It’s no secret that the numerous roads on the Ft. Detrick campus are heavily traveled on a daily basis. In addition, pedestrian traffic from one building to another makes entering crosswalks a potentially dangerous situation. This article will provide guidelines on the responsibilities of both pedestrians and drivers in regards to crosswalks.

  • Right-of-way does not relieve pedestrians from exercising due care. In other words, pedestrians must look both ways before entering a crosswalk.
  • Only after a pedestrian enters a crosswalk with no vehicles in the immediate vicinity does he/she possess right-of-way. Pedestrians may not step into the path of an oncoming vehicle simply because they are in a crosswalk.
  • The driver of a vehicle should come to a stop when a pedestrian is crossing the roadway in a crosswalk.
  • Pedestrians have a duty to not suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
  • Both the pedestrian and the vehicle operator have the duty to use reasonable care and diligence to avoid injury no matter whom has the right of way

For more information, call Protective Services 301-846-1091



  1. The shuttle to the National Institute of Health (NIH) has four trips daily, Monday – Friday (see attachment for schedule).
  2. The shuttle makes stops at NIH Buildings 45, 31, and 10.
  3. Passengers may be transported while conducting official Government business only. Transportation for non-official passengers (spouses,children, etc.) in a Government-owned vehicle is prohibited.
  4. Passengers shall be prohibited from carrying biological, chemical, and radiological packages onto the shuttle.
  5. The shuttle will depart at the exact time specified from the parking lot o fBuilding 426.
  6. Excluding inclement weather conditions, and heavy traffic, the shuttle willarrive at each destination approximately five minutes before its next departure time.
  7. The shuttle will depart from each NIH building at the exact time as posted on schedule.
  8. In the event of hazardous driving conditions, the shuttle driver in agreement with the Protective Services Manager, reserves the right to delay or cancel a shuttle run.

Shuttle Schedule

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Is Your Scientific Alarm Call-In list Accurate?

The primary function of Protective Services Officers is to prevent loss to the NCI-Frederick scientific community. This includes loss of research due to malfunctioning freezers, refrigerators, and other equipment. To help officers in their performance of their duties Scientific Alarm Call-In List cards are posted on these units. These cards list the names and phone numbers of individuals responsible for the contents of the equipment.

Unfortunately, it has been found that many of these cards contain erroneous information. From incorrect phone numbers to listing individuals who are no longer employed on campus, this misinformation may result in lengthy delays in responding to the problem. Valuable research may be lost while attempts are made to locate responsible individuals.

Each year Protective Services provides Building Managers with over 2,500 Scientific Alarm Call-In List cards that need to be reviewed for accuracy. When employees resign or are terminated, Protective Services provide reports that request the names and phone numbers of those individuals who will replace them. Unless Protective Services receives these revised lists back from the Building Manager (who must first obtain the information from the various laboratory departments), the Scientific Alarm Call-In List cards become outdated quickly.

Please take the time to review the Call-In cards posted on your equipment. Notify your Building Manager if changes are required. Help Protective Services Officers perform their duties more effectively by providing us with current information.

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