NSF Dahlgren Public Safety operations consist of several groups working interoperatively to provide a safe and secure environment. Included within the umbrella of the Operations Department are the Security Director, Antiterrorism Officer, Criminal Investigator, Law Enforcement, Force Protection/Physical Security, Fire Department, Air Operations, Safety, and Emergency Management.


All personnel should dial 911 in case of an emergency.

Pass & ID Office

Building 195

Hours of operation:

Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Personnel entering the installation must show either a CAC (common access card), DoD retired civilian badge, or active duty/retiree/dependent military ID, RapidGate credential or approved NSASP photo badge to gain access.

Vehicles must have a DoD vehicle decal. Personnel wishing to enter the

base who do not possess one of these forms of identification or vehicle

decal will be directed to the Pass & ID Office. Visitors must be sponsored by either military, NSASP or supported

command personnel and processed through the Pass & ID Office. At the time the visitors badge is requested, a valid photo ID (state operator's license) must be presented.

Visitors arriving during non-duty hours, weekends and holidays must check in with the security force member on duty at the main gate. There must be an after hours form, event form or notification from a base resident with the Police Department before entry will be approved at the main gate.

CAC is the principal means for access to the base. Supported commands' badges enable access to buildings, facilities, and controlled spaces.


Motorcyclists will be issued a one-time 30-day temporary vehicle pass to allow for time to complete a motorcycle safety course. If a course is not completed within 30 days, the person will not be granted another temporary vehicle pass. Proof of completion of the class must be presented at the Pass & ID Office before a DoD vehicle decal will be given out.


Alcohol may be consumed by persons 21 years of age and above in authorized areas only.


Personnel residing on station must register their privately-owned firearms with the Base Police (Building 237). Those living in family housing may retain their firearms in their quarters in accordance with the NSASP personal weapons instruction. Temporary or permanent residents of the BOQ and BEQ may not store weapons in the barracks, but can make arrangements for Base Police to temporarily store a weapon for them until a long term storage solution can be arranged.

Privately-owned weapons may be brought aboard NSASP during hunting season only when you are ready to hunt. Weapons may not be stored in a vehicle while at work or conducting business on base and must immediately be taken off station upon conclusion of the hunt.

Possession of fireworks for storage or use on NSASP is prohibited except for command controlled displays.

Bicycle Regulations

All persons riding a bicycle, rollerblading, skate boarding, etc. aboard NSASP Dahlgren must wear an ANSO or Snell Memorial Foundation approved helmet.

Animal Control

Residents must register all family pets with Lincoln Housing.

Fire Department

The fire department is located on Dahlgren Road, Building 411, across from Gray's Landing on the Potomac. Firefighters are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve all customers/tenants at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren as well as mutual aid jurisdictions. The civilian personnel working in the Fire Department consist of a District Fire Chief (IPD), two Battalion Chiefs of Operations, one Battalion Chief of Prevention, one Battalion Chief of Training, four Fire Captains, three Fire Inspectors, and 18 firefighters.

Core functions of the fire department include but are not limited to fire suppression, fire prevention, public fire safety education, fire service training, hazardous materials emergency response, and rescue and emergency response to natural and man-made disasters. These firefighters maintain a high level of training and qualifications in order to respond in a moment's notice. The firefighters operate numerous emergency response vehicles such as a structural fire pumper, a ladder truck with pumping capacity, a command vehicle, a brush truck, a HAZMAT truck, a technical rescue trailer, and a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance.

The role of the fire prevention office is to conduct fire protection inspections, manage the public education program, review installation construction plans and specifications, investigate fires, provide hazardous operations permits, and provide life safety and fire protection training. The prevention office has a fire extinguisher training aid trailer, which enables us

to come to your facility to teach fire

extinguisher training.

The Fire Department maintains a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The fire department responds to all medical

emergencies to stabilize and transport all victims to area hospitals if needed.

In a fire, medical, HAZMAT or other emergency requiring fire department assistance, dial 911. To contact the NSF Dahlgren Fire Department call (540) 653-8726. To call for a hot works permit call (540) 635-8291 or (540) 653-8292. DIAL 911 TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY.