Dahlgren Operations Department

NSF Dahlgren Public Safety Operations consists 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: The normal business hours for NSF Dahlgren Pass & ID offices are between the hours of 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Phone: (540) 653-6891 or 653-6890

Email: PassID.NSASP-DLGR.fcm@navy.mil

The following identification credentials or badges that are authorized for unescorted access onto NSASP installations.


• DoD Civilian Common Access Card (CAC). Note: Those visitors who hold a CAC do not have to obtain a Visitor Pass.

• DoD Contractor Common Access Card (CAC) with Green Bar

• DoD Non-U.S. Citizens CAC with Blue Bar

• Military Active Duty CAC

• Military Retired Teslin ID Cards

• Military Dependent Teslin ID Cards

• DoD Civilian Retiree CAC ID Card

• Navy Commercial Access Control System (NCACS) (Rapid Gate) Badges with Green or Blue Bars (if authorized for installation)


Note – NCACS (Rapid Gate) holders are approved for access to one of the following:


• 24/7 access.

• 7 days a week between 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

• Monday thru Friday between 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Transportation Worker Identification Creden-tial (TWIC) must be accompanied by a Government or commercial bill of lading to gain access.

Navy Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS). Note: Agents are allowed to escort individuals onto the installation without visitor pass or showing ID credential of that individual. Not authorized to escort individual(s) into any installation restricted areas.


• USAccess Cards (OPM Background Investigators)

• ALL NSASP Green Contractor Badges without Command Logos

• NSASP White Badge without Logo

• NSASP Access Passes with RESIDENT in purple (live on base)

• NSASP Access Passes with a Blue Bar (Housing Guest)

• NSASP Access Passes with a Black Bar (Government)

• NSASP Access Passes with a Green Bar (Contractor)

• NSASP White Badge with Red Bar (Foreign National Student or Exchange personnel) at NSF Dahlgren only

• NSASP Gray Badge. Note: Will have either or both access times or locations for use identify on badge

• NSASP half White & Black Visitor Passes (paper)

Visitors must be sponsored by either military, NSASP or supported command personnel, be vetted, have an Expected Visitor form submitted and be processed through the Pass & ID Office. At the time the visitors badge is requested by the individual, a valid photo ID (state operator’s license) must be presented. If operating a vehicle person must also show registration and proof of insurance.

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.



Military members must provide proof of completing a MSF class and be current within three years. If not they 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 NSF Dahlgren 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 NSF Dahlgren is prohibited except for command-controlled displays.

Bicycle Regulations

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


Animal Control

Residents must register all family pets with Lincoln Housing.

Fire Department

NSF Dahlgren Fire and EMS is located on Dahlgren Road, Building 411, across from Gray’s Landing on the Potomac. Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve all customers/tenants at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, as well as our surrounding communities. The civilian personnel working in the Fire Division consist of a District Fire Chief (IPD), a Battalion Chief of Operations, four Fire Captains, two 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, emergency medical response, hazardous materials emergency response, technical rescue response and rescue and emergency response to natural and man-made disasters. NSASP firefighters maintain a high level of training and qualifications to be able to respond in a moment’s notice. The firefighters operate numerous 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 life safety and 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 Fire Division 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 the RDC at (202) 433-3336. DIAL 911 TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY.