Physical Security

The objective of the Physical Security Program is to safeguard U.S. Government property, facilities and personnel against loss, theft, damage, espionage or any other activities which threaten life, property and continuation of military operations.

The Garrison Physical Security Section falls under the Directorate of Emergency Services. The Physical Security Section works to ensure critical assets on Fort Buchanan are protected and safeguarded according to Army regulation.

The Physical Security Section also oversees the Commercial Intrusion Detection System. This is the approved security alarm system for the installation. All alarm inquiries should be submitted to the Physical Security office.

For questions regarding installation Physical Security contact:
Supervisory Physical Security Specialist: (787) 707-3496
Physical Security Specialist: (787) 707-3459

Department of the Army (DA) Security Guards
To provide courteous and complete protection to the soldiers, families, and civilians through professionalism, dedication and unwavering vigilance. Responsible to exercise and apply establish rules, regulations, and legal authorities to access control and egress, and detect trespassing violations in order to protect life and property and prevent theft, sabotage, fire, terrorism and accidental or willful damage and destruction to Fort Buchanan.  For questions regarding DA Security Guards contact:
Supervisory Physical Security Specialist: (787) 707-3496
Police Station: (787) 707-3337
Fort BUCHANAN Installation Access

Access control gates:

There are two Access Control Gates at Fort Buchanan.


The Borinqueneers’ Gate (Road 28) USAG Fort Buchanan’s main gate, is open for operations 24 hours, 7 days a week. 
All trucks will use The Borinqueneers Gate to enter and exit the installation.
The Visitor Control Center (VCC) is located at The Borinqueneers’ Gate Monday thru Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Until further notice, SPC Frances M. Vega gate is open Monday—Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sunday and Federal holidays closed), Inbound and Outbound traffic. Traffic through this gate is ONLY for Service Members, Common Access Card (CAC) card holders, select personnel from the Puerto Rico National Guard supporting COVID-19 operations, and Fort Buchanan housing residents with the yellow identification cards. Uniform wear is not required.

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