NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has taken a series of steps to improve security at its installation after a civilian truck driver shot and killed a sailor aboard a ship at Naval Station Norfolk in 2014. Here's a look at some of what the Navy has done in response to the shooting and what it is considering.
INSTALLATION SECURITY: The number of required watch standers at all pier entry control points has been increased. Naval Station Norfolk has also started making repairs to cameras, turnstiles, access control gates and duress buttons. The Navy has integrated the 2014 incident into its annual force protection exercises.
WATERFRONT SECURITY: All pier sentries, guards, the Waterfront Security Operations Center and ship quarterdecks are now passing all security related traffic over the same frequency. The use of lanyards to prevent loss of pistols has been reinforced.
UNDER REVIEW: The Navy is considering designing and installing physical barriers to all ship entrances, increasing the number of armed personnel on ships' watch teams and using additional non-lethal force protection to increase the number of personnel on ships who are able to respond to threats.