Fort Lee Begins ID Scans for Visitor Passes
Fort Lee in Prince George's County has implemented a 100-percent ID scan for every visitor at every access point.
According to a news report, the new procedure will streamline the entry process for visitors without military or federal credentials by removing the need for an access pass. Wait times for those passes at the Visitor Control Center (VCC) sometimes exceed an hour – particularly on graduation days, which draw larger numbers of visitors to one or more of the military training schools.
The VCC served those customers from practically dawn-to-dusk seven days a week with more than 95,000 passes issued last year, so eliminating the requirement for access passes freed up staffing to be allocated elsewhere, the report said.