Mission

Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services provides sustained professional law enforcement, security and access control, emergency communications and fire and emergency services in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for Soldiers, Family members and civilians of the Fort Carson military community.

Vision

Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services is a forward-thinking, highly respected and values-based organization providing industry standard emergency services for the Fort Carson military community.


Leadership


Lt. Col. Ranjini T. Danaraj, Battalion Commander
Lt. Col. Ranjini T. Danaraj,
Director of Emergency Services and Commander, 759th Military Police Battalion
Ricky Oxendine
Ricky Oxendine,
Deputy Director of Emergency Services
Master Sgt. Jeremy G. Legault
Master Sgt. Jeremy G. Legault, Directorate of Emergency Services Sergeant Major


  • Security and Access Control Division

    Mission

    Responsible for the development and maintenance of a practical, economical and effective physical security and access control program to protect government resources in accordance with Army Regulation 190-13.

    Vision

    The best Directorate of Emergency Services in the Department of Defense through Values, Integrity, Strength, Innovation, Organization and a Never Ending Commitment to our customers.


    Mailing Address
    Security and Access Control Division
    7337 Osan Street, Bldg. 2757 Mod 1,
    Fort Carson, CO 80913

    Physical Address
    Bldg. 2757 Mod 1
    (Intersection of Barkley Avenue and Osan Street)

    Physical Security Branch Missions

    The Physical Security Branch conducts physical security operations in support of the Senior Commander's protection program.

    • Physical security compliance inspections
    • Installation physical security survey
    • Asset vulnerability assessment
    • Construction design reviews
    • Work order review
    • Security training
      • Fort Carson Physical Security Course
      • Physical security portion of the Armorer’s Course
      • Commander’s/1SG Pre-command Course

    Intigrated Commercial Intrusion Detection System (ICIDS)

    The ICIDS section is responsible for the planning, development, installation, monitoring and maintenance of Fort Carson’s ICIDS alarm system. ICIDS policy is addressed in paragraph 9-2 of Army Regulation 190-13, the Army Physical Security Program. ICIDS customer service is open 24/7 and located at building 2757 Mod 1.

    Gate/VCC Locations, Services, & Hours of Operation
    • Gate 1: Nelson Boulevard east of Colorado Highway 115, open 24/7
    • Gate 2: O’Connell Boulevard east of Colorado Highway 115, open Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed federal holidays and training holidays.
    • Gate 3: Chiles Avenue south of Academy Boulevard, open 24/7. This is the only commercial vehicle gate.
    • Gate 4: Barkley Avenue south of Academy Boulevard, open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Gate 5: Titus Boulevard east of Colorado Highway 115, open Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Gate 6: Wilderness Road east of Colorado Highway 115, open Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Gate 19: Eassayons Road west of Charter Oak Ranch Road, open Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed federal holidays and training holidays.
    • Gate 20: Magrath Avenue west of I-25, open 24/7
    • Visitor Control Center 1, (719-526-2332): Building 6012, located on Nelson Boulevard just east of Colorado Highway 115, immediately outside of Gate 1, open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Services provided: Issuance of visitor/contractor/vendor access passes and enrollment into the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) program.
    • Visitor Control Center 3: Located inside the Gate 3 guard house on Chiles Avenue south of Academy Boulevard, open 24/7.
    • Services provided: Drive-thru commercial vehicle entry processing and one-time installation access processing. Long-term access passes are not issued at VCC 3.

    Visitor Access Requirements

    Visitors can apply online for a pass from their computer or mobile device at https://visit.gvt.us. Visitors will receive a background check, and after entering their information, including a driver’s license or passport number, they will be notified if their pass is approved or denied. If approved, they can proceed to a kiosk at Visitor Control Center 1 for issuance of their pass.

    A sponsor is not required when applying for a pass online, but do require a valid purpose for visiting Fort Carson. This could include visiting Family or friends, food delivery, medical appointment or attending a ceremony.

    Family Member or Friend (Non-DOD ID card holder) of a DOD ID card holder
    • Visitor must be initially accompanied to the Visitor Control Center by a DOD ID card holder acting as their sponsor. This sponsor must be assigned to a unit on Fort Carson, live on Fort Carson or otherwise have routine access.
    • If the Family member or friend requires recurring access (2-3 times per week) or a pass between 30 days and 1 year in duration, their sponsor must have a completed and digitally signed FC Form 2036-E, prior to the visitor going to the Visitor Control Center.
    • DOD ID card holders unable to digitally sign (e.g. retirees and Family members) documents may ink sign a typed form while present at the visitor center.
    • Visitor must have REAL ID-compliant identification (see Acceptable Forms of Visitor ID below).
    • Should the service member be deployed or TDY, any DOD ID card holder (e.g. spouse; sibling above the age of 18) can serve as a sponsor.
    NOTE: In all cases a sponsor must be assigned to Fort Carson or resident of the local area.

    Hunting & Fishing

    DOD ID card holders, VA card holders and non-DOD card holders are eligible to hunt on Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS). To hunt on post or PCMS, hunters must have a valid Fort Carson recreation permit, a valid Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunt tag, have their firearms registered on post and have a valid downrange pass. They must also complete the annual recreation safety brief.

    Information and registration information to hunt on post or PCMS is on the iSportsman website at https://fortcarson.isportsman.net. For information on obtaining the required Colorado state hunting licenses, visit http://cpw.state.co.us.

    Non-DOD card holders must check in at the Visitor Control Center at Gate 1 with all hunting credentials before going downrange. They will undergo a criminal background check before getting access to the installation, and will be issued a Fort Carson installation pass after passing the check.


    Family Care Provider (Non-DOD) of a DOD ID Card Holder
    • Must be initially accompanied to the Visitor Control Center by a DOD ID card holder acting as their sponsor. This sponsor must be assigned to a unit on Fort Carson, live on Fort Carson or otherwise have routine access.
    • Visitor must have REAL ID-compliant identification (see Acceptable Forms of Visitor ID below).
    • If the Family Care Provider requires recurring access (2-3 times per week) or a pass between 30 days and 1 year in duration, their sponsor must have completed and digitally signed FC Form 2036-E prior to taking their visitor to the Visitor Control Center. In lieu of the FC Form 2036-E, the visitor can present proof of Family Care Plan inclusion (i.e. signed DA 5305 or a Family Care Plan showing them as a guardian or escort).

    Veteran’s Health Identification Card (VHIC) Holder

    Visitor must have VHIC with a service-connected disability and be able to pass a background or criminal check. VHIC holders are authorized up to 3-year passes. Note: VHIC holder may not serve as a sponsor for long-term access.

    Foreign National Access (Non-DOD)

    Official foreign visitors (subject to the provisions of Army Regulation 380-10) may be given unescorted installation access with approval from the 4th Infantry Division Chief of Staff. Contact the Foreign Disclosure Officer at 719-526-5733 for more information.

    Unofficial foreign visitors may qualify for unescorted access. These visitor must have a valid ID. They must also be initially accompanied to the Visitor Control Center by a DOD ID Card Holder acting as their sponsor. This sponsor must be assigned to a unit or living on Fort Carson.

    Acceptable Forms of Visitor ID
    • Non-DOD United States government issued credentials.
    • Valid state-issued driver’s license. All state issued IDs must be in compliance with the Department of Homeland Security REAL ID Act. NOTE: State issued IDs which are not REAL ID compliant are not valid for unescorted installation access. Non-REAL ID Act Ids usually bare one of the following phrases: “Not Valid for Federal Identification;” “Federal Limits Apply;” or “Not REAL ID.”
    • Gold Star Family ID Card
    • Armed Forces Exchange Services Privilege Card
    • U.S. DOD/Uniformed Services Civilian Geneva Convention ID
    • Passports, to include a U.S. passport, a passport issued by U.S. territories with a valid entry stamp or a foreign passport with a valid visa or entry stamp.

    Proof of Sponsorship

    Effective Feb. 8, 2021, Fort Carson visitors require proof of sponsorship to obtain an installation access pass. A visitor is defined as an individual seeking access for personal benefit or social interaction. All sponsors must be assigned to a unit on Fort Carson, living on Fort Carson or otherwise have routine access.

    Proof of sponsorship includes:

    • The presence of the DOD ID card holder (over the age of 18) supporting the visit.
    • FC Form 2036-E digitally signed by the sponsor.
    • Family Care Plan (DA 5305) signed by the service member and their commander, listing the visitor as a guardian or escort
    • A valid Veteran’s Health Identification Card

    Vetting Process

    All personnel requesting unescorted access to Fort Carson, and not in possession of a DOD ID card or installation pass, will undergo a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) background check. This check involves verifying the individual’s identity and checking their criminal history.

    NOTE: Fort Carson does not conduct vetting of contractors/vendors for employment purposes. For more information or questions please contact the Visitor Control Center at 719-526-2332.

  • Fort Carson Police/Provost Marshal Division

    Mission

    The Police and Provost Marshal Division provides highly proficient police officers, and a proactive and professional level of police service ensuring safety through commitment, integrity and trust. We treat all persons with fairness, respect and dignity, using common sense in decision making. We strive to make Fort Carson the "Best Hometown in the Army".

    Vision

    The Fort Carson Police and Provost Marshal Division is a forward-thinking, highly respected and values-based organization, providing industry standard law enforcement for the Fort Carson military community.


    Services

    Patrol Branch

    The Patrol Branch provides proactive and professional police serves to the community, ensuring safety through commitment, integrity and trust. Patrol support can be requested 24/7 through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333. The Patrol Branch Chief is available at 719-526-0091.

    Police Desk

    The Police Desk is the central hub of any law enforcement activity, responsible for receiving and recording complaints, maintaining the desk blotter, controlling offenders in custody, monitoring the detention cells, keeping the PPMD and DES team informed of major incidents as they unfold and managing the flow and quality control of law enforcement reports. The Police Desk is located in building 2700 and can be reached at 719-526-6199. Other services provided by the Police Desk include:


    Traffic Management and Collision Investigation Section

    The Traffic Section is a specialized portion of the Patrol Branch that documents and investigates traffic accidents. The Traffic Section is located in building 2700 and the Duty Investigator can be reached 24/7 through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333. The Section Chief is available at 719-526-1774. Other services provided by the Traffic Section include:

    • Abandoned vehicles, 719-439-4893
    • Targeted vehicular speed monitoring
    • Parking and traffic surveys
    • Traffic control assistance for special events
    • Unit and community traffic safety briefings

    Operations
    The Operations Branch provides overall mission support of police operations, conducts police and security related planning, employs police assets in support of major functions and conducts staff coordinations with units, law enforcement agencies, and civilian organizations. The Operations Branch is located in building 2700 and the branch chief is available at 719-524-4411. Other services provided by the Operations Branch include:
    • Police training
    • Criminal Intelligence
    • Event support and security

    Police Records

    The Police and Provost Marshal Records Section accurately processes, stores and disseminates law enforcement records to a variety of sources, including commanders, attorneys, courts, individuals and the United States Army Crime Records Center. The Police Records Section is located in Module 4 of building 2757 and can be reached at 719-526-8289 or usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.des-ppmd-records@mail.mil, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday- Friday (federal holidays excluded).

    Services provided by the Police Records Section include:

    • Soldier and civilian clearing
    • First person case requests
    • Local records and background checks
    • Central Violations Bureau Notice (citation) processing
    • Installation barment/driving suspension processing and information

    Military Police Investigations (MPI)

    The Investigations Branch conducts criminal investigations into misdemeanor and minor felony violations of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, Colorado Revised Statutes and the United States Code. MPI is located in building 2700 and the duty investigator can be reached 24/7 through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333. The branch chief is available at 719-526-2081.

    Other services provided by MPI include:

    • Missing persons
    • Evidence room, 719-524-0752
    • Lost and found, 719-524-1704

    AWOL Apprehension

    The AWOL Apprehension Section processes personnel actions and documentation for Soldiers declared Absent Without Leave (AWOL)/Deserter or have been confined by a Civilian Confinement Authority (CCA) or Military Confinement Authority (CMA). AWOL Apprehension Section can be contacted at 719-526-0606, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday (excluding federal holidays).

    Other services provided by AWOL Apprehension include:

    • Prisoner transport
    • Unit escort briefings

    School Resource Officer (SRO) Program

    SROs provide law enforcement, security and crime prevention for the elementary and middle schools located on Fort Carson. An SRO can be reached from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333.

    Other services provided by the SROs include:

    • Safe-2-Tell responses
    • Investigation of juvenile related offenses and incidents

    Conservation Law Enforcement Program (CLEP)

    The CLEP actively enforces local, state and federal environmental, natural and cultural resource laws and regulations in order to ensure the sustained use of military lands for readiness training. The CLEP Branch is located in building 9665 and CLEP support is provided through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333. The branch chief is available at 719-503-9250.

    Other services provided by the CLEP include:

    • I-Sportsman recreational access system
    • Hunter’s safety classes
    • Outdoor and wildlife education and outreach
    • Outdoor recreational assistance
  • Fire and Emergency Services

    Mission

    Provide Professional and Reliable Emergency Services to the Community We Serve.

    Vision

    The best DOD fire and emergency services through Values, Integrity, Strength, Innovation, Organization and Never-Ending Commitment.


    Address
    Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services
    6510 Wetzel Avenue
    Building 1805
    Fort Carson, CO 80913

    Who Are We

    Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) is committed to providing the best and most progressive emergency services to the community. We are known as an innovative leader in Army fire protection. Fort Carson F&ES was awarded the Army’s Top Fire Department in 1999, 2003 and IMCOM West Fire Department of the Year in 2009. Not only do we provide service to our own community, we regularly provide support to the surrounding communities though automatic and mutual aid agreements.

    Our professional, caring and dedicated personnel make the service we provide No. 1. Their innovative vision, desire and skills have made us a very progressive leader in Department of Defense (DOD) Fire Service worldwide. Our personnel are equipped with the finest, state of the art apparatus and equipment. Many programs, adopted DOD-wide, are born here. Special programs and involvement with other agencies keep our personnel on the cutting edge.

    Operations personnel are assigned to a seven platoon schedule; each firefighter works 72 hours a week by completing 48 hour shifts. Minimum staffing level is approximately 30 personnel per day. The Emergency Communication Center is staffed 24/7 by personnel working 12 hour shifts. Our Fire Prevention Branch is staffed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with on call fire investigators available 24/7.

    Services

    Fire Suppression

    Fire suppression is still our primary mission. Fire loss has been kept to a minimum through the fast and competent actions of our firefighters. Our firefighters are equipped with the finest apparatus and the state of the art equipment. Through continual practical fire training and extensive educational opportunities, we ensure that our personnel can "protect those who protect our country."

    Emergency Medical Services

    Modern day emergency medical services (EMS) continue to evolve through advanced equipment, training and technology. Fort Carson F&ES responds to all EMS calls along with transporting ambulances. This helps with quicker response times due to locations of fire stations. All operations personnel are trained to the EMT-Basic level and frontline engines respond with Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedics. Progressive EMS protocols along with standing orders and directives from our physician advisor help improve our standard of care.

    Technical Rescue

    Fort Carson F&ES provides a variety of technical rescue services such as confined space, rope, vehicle/machinery extrication, swift water, trench and structural collapse. The technical rescue team operates Heavy Rescue 31 (HR-31). Our department is one of 14 departments in Colorado that makes up the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (COTF-1). Our training area with extensive props has made us an integral part of the training and certification for FEMA COTF-1. Our heavy rescue team works close with the Colorado Springs Fire Department Heavy Rescue team, training and working together on a regular basis. Personnel from our department were deployed to New York City in 2001 for the World Trade Center terrorist attacks for urban search and rescue as part of COTF-1.

    Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting

    Butts Army Airfield (BAAF) is home to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. We support aircraft training, maintenance and operations to ensure availability for deployment worldwide. The United States Air Force and USAF Academy regularly use the runways for fixed wing trainer aircraft and C-130 Hercules missions. On occasion, civilian aircraft are authorized use of the airfield. We provide fire suppression and rescue services to BAAF as well as to two remote airstrips located at Red Devil and PCMS. Additionally, personnel have the rescue training and ability to respond to high altitude crash rescue incidents that occur in the surrounding mountainous terrain.

    Hazardous Materials Response

    FCF&ES is tasked with providing operations and technician level response to all hazardous materials incidents on Fort Carson, as well as providing incident commanders to manage the incidents. All firefighters are required to be certified to the Hazardous Materials Operations level with more than 90 percent at the technician level. A specialized team of DOD-certified Hazardous Materials Technician level responders is assigned at Station 32 for immediate dispatch to all hazardous material spills, releases and terrorist events. All fire department officers are certified at the Hazardous Materials Incident Commander level.

    Wildland Fire

    Fort Carson F&ES supports wildland fire protection and suppression to Fort Carson’s 138,000 acres and PCMS’s 250,000 acre located 150 miles south of the main installation. F&ES personnel are trained to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) standards that meet the new DOD Wildland Fire Policy. The installation has agreements with local, state and federal agencies to assist in combating wildfires in the now decade long drought. Our Prescribed Fire Program has reduced the threat wildfires in the small and large arms range areas, by reducing the amount of accumulated vegetation. This ensures that military training continues without the loss of valuable training time and the shutdown of units waiting for fires to be suppressed. This also reduces the possibility of a large wildfire escaping the boundary of the installation.

    Training

    The Fire Training Center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including a three-story class B fire tower, a two-story class A fire building, a four-story confined space trainer and a 40-person classroom outfitted with video teleconferencing equipment. The Training Branch also has several mobile trainers including a helicopter simulator, HazMat trailer, roof ventilation trailer and a class B simulator. Training is the cornerstone of our service delivery. Our Training Branch facilitates thousands of hours of training annually. Additionally, we are a State of Colorado Paramedic CEU Group as well as an EMT-IV training center.

    Fire Prevention Branch
    Primary Services
    • Facility fire and life safety hazard inspections
    • Codes and Standards Construction
      • - Plans review
      • - All new construction project review
      • - All existing construction project review
    • Fire investigation
      • - All fires in jurisdiction investigated for cause and origin
      • - Investigation services to neighboring agencies
    • Public Education
      • - School-age fire prevention activities
      • - Building fire marshal training
      • - Day care provider fire education
      • - Fire drills (education and day care facilities)
      • - Children’s smokehouse demonstrations
      • - Fire extinguisher training
      • - Help for the juvenile fire setter

    Prevention Pays Off

    One of the major highlights for the division are the annual Fire Prevention Week activities. Each school on post is visited by Sparky the Firedog and our inspectors with a message of fire and general safety. Other prevention activities include a coloring contest with great prizes, a stove fire demonstration and safety giveaways. With over 12,000 contacts annually, the message of fire and general safety makes a large impact on the public. Fire Prevention helps ensure that injuries and fire loss are being held at a negligible level. If we can help you identify potential life safety hazard, set up a training session, talk about children and fire, or answer any questions please contact any inspector via phone or email.

    Additional Services:
    • Back up support as firefighters during major incidents
    • Logistical support to operations division
    • Rehab supplies during major incidents and large wildland fires

    The Fire Prevention Branch is located in the Fire and Emergency Services Fire Station 33 on the second floor, building 9665, Fort Carson, CO 80913.

  • Emergency Communications Center



    Mission

    To answer calls for service and coordinate appropriate field responses for the Soldiers, their Families, DOD civilians and all who pass through the gates of Fort Carson.

    Vision

    RESPECT - We will render aid to all with compassion, empathy, courtesy and equality.
    INTEGRITY - We will do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances.
    SERVICE - We will serve with pride and deliver high-quality customer service.
    EXCELLENCE - We will pursue constant improvement and maintain an unwavering commitment to our community.

    Fort Carson's Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is the nerve center for emergencies occurring on Fort Carson and the Piñon Canon Maneuver Site (PCMS). As a fully operational Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), the center also processes some calls for service for areas outside of Fort Carson’s boundaries.

    The ECC is staffed 24/7 by a staff of 19 personnel comprised of 14 dispatchers, four shift supervisors and a chief. The staff processes an average of 73,000 phone calls a year. This total includes approximately 5,800 911 calls and 67,200 nonemergency/administrative phone calls in and out of the center. In addition to receiving traditional landline and cellular phone calls, the center is equipped to process any incoming text-to-911 calls. Dispatchers in the ECC answer emergency and nonemergency calls from citizens and dispatch field responders. They are responsible for handling all incoming requests for assistance and dispatching the appropriate police, fire and emergency medical units in an efficient, organized and professional manner. The ECC also supports the Security Access Control division by providing radio operations and running queries through the CCIC/NCIC system.

    All ECC employees are certified through the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch with each employee holding certification in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) and Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD). These certifications provide for standardized medical care and instruction to callers until field responders arrive on scene. Additional certifications include CPR and Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC) Operator level-S certification.

    Dispatchers operate a top of the line Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to track calls for service and emergency responders. The CAD system is linked to other PSAPs in El Paso and Teller Counties allowing for quick and efficient exchange of information and supports mutual aid operations.

    For non-emergency assistance, you can reach the dispatch center at 719-526-2333.

    For emergency assistance, call 911.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: I am a DOD ID card holder will I need to complete this background check?
    A: No. If you are a DOD ID card holder, after registering your ID for local use the system provides continuous vetting and access is granted in accordance with Force Protection Conditions and established installation command guidance.

    Q: If I am a CAC or DOD ID card holder, will I be able to escort people on post if they are in my vehicle? Will those I am escorting be required to show ID at the gates?
    A: Current policies and command guidance require that all personnel accessing the installation are in possession of an installation pass credential. The Trusted Traveler Privilege has been suspended at Fort Carson. All vehicle occupants 18 years or older will need to be in possession of a state or federally issued photo ID. When the Trusted Traveler Program is in effect, uniformed service members and spouses, DOD employees and retired uniformed service members and their spouses may escort guests without the guest having to show ID. Note: Personnel with a Fort Carson access badge or pass cannot escort non-ID card holders, and are not recognized as Trusted Travelers.

    Q: If I am a DOD ID card holder and I forget my ID on post will I be required to complete this check?
    A: Yes. DOD ID card holders who are not in possession of their ID must process through a Visitor Control Center.

    Q: : If I am a military member or spouse will I be able to sponsor an individual to obtain a pass for reasons like at-home child care, therapists, visiting family, babysitters, house cleaners, etc. If so what is the process?
    A: Yes. The sponsor will have to complete the FC Form 2036-E. Once the form is digitally signed, the sponsored individual will take it to the VCC to complete the process to receive an installation access pass.

    Q: What is required to request installation access?
    A: A valid government issued photo ID; REAL ID (see list of acceptable IDs above). If the individual is driving a vehicle, must be in possession of a valid driver’s license with current registration and insurance for the vehicle being driven on the installation.

    Q: When is the Visitor Control Center open?
    A: The Gate 1 Visitor Control Center is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The Gate 3 Visitor Control Center (for one time access — no passes or badges issued) is open 24/7.

    Q: Our agency cannot digitally sign the FC FM 2036-E as required. What do we do?
    A: Contact the Security and Access Control Division at 719-526-2325 or by email at usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil.

    Q: How long is this pass good for?
    A: A visitor pass can be issued for a short term or long term as necessary coincident to the request and in accordance with Army Regulation 190-13. Short term is defined as not to exceed seven days and long term is not to exceed 365 days. Passes are issued as required and not for personal convenience, in accordance with Army Regulation 190-13.

    Q: Do I have to do this every year for all my employees?
    A: Yes. Every time a pass or badge is renewed the employee/visitor will go through the complete request process.

    Q: Can I use a passport?
    A: You may use a valid unexpired government issued passport for identity proofing and to complete the required vetting (foreign passports must be accompanied by a valid visa permit); however, if you are driving, you will also be required to provide a valid driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.

    Q: What is the estimated time to complete these checks?
    A: Current times are estimated to be 5-7 minutes for background checks and approximately 2-3 minutes to print and issue a pass or badge. These times are after your number is called and sit down with a clerk. Overall wait times will vary based on the number of customers at the Visitor Control Center.

    Q: What if I ride the bus and the other passengers don’t have an ID?
    A: The bus driver will be responsible for ensuring all personnel boarding the bus are in possession of an installation access credential, or entitled to Fort Carson access, before boarding a bus destined for Fort Carson. If personnel (over the age of 18) are found on board not entitled to installation access the bus will be denied access and redirected to a Visitor Control Center; causing significant delay.

    Q: What do I do if I’m sponsoring a large event on post?
    A: Organizations who are sponsoring large events on post may submit a memorandum through the DES Security and Access Control Division to the garrison commander requesting a “Special Event” waiver. Contact the Security and Access Control Division at 719-526-2325 or by email at usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil for further guidance.

    NOTE: These requests should be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the event so it can go through the review and staffing process.

    Q: If my employee is denied access due to an unfavorable NCIC check, how can I get them access?
    A: The denied person may request reconsideration using the Access Denial Waiver Process outlined in Army Regulation 190-13.

    Q: What derogatory information can deny me entry onto Fort Carson?
    A: If the NCIC check finds any of the following information you will be denied entry onto Fort Carson:

    • The NCIC-III check contains criminal information about the individual that causes the senior commander to determine that the individual presents a potential threat to the good order, discipline, or health and safety of the installation.
    • A claimed identity that cannot be verified based on the reasonable belief that the person submitted fraudulent identity information in the attempt to gain access.
    • Current arrest warrant in NCIC, regardless of the offense or violation.
    • Current bar from entry or access to a federal installation or facility.
    • Conviction of crimes encompassing sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, production or possession of child pornography, trafficking in humans, or drug possession with intent to sell or distribute.
    • Conviction for espionage, sabotage, sedition, treason, terrorism or murder.
    • Being registered as a sex offender.
    • Felony conviction within the last 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.
    • Felony conviction for a firearms or explosives violation, regardless of when the conviction occurred.
    • Engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. government by force.

    Q: How does the Department of Homeland Security’s REAL ID Act impact access onto Fort Carson?
    A: Personnel requesting unescorted access to the installation must be in possession of REAL ID, in accordance with Army Regulation 190-13.

    NOTE: If you have additional questions not covered here, contact us at 719-526-2325 or by email at usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil.

  • How to Contact Us

    Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services:

    Physical Address
    6510 Wetzel Avenue
    Building 1805
    Fort Carson, CO 80913

    Fire Stations:

    Station 31
    Building 1805
    Fort Carson, CO 80913

    Station 32
    Building 500
    Fort Carson, CO 80913

    Station 33
    Building 9665
    Fort Carson, CO 80913

    Station 34
    Building 10002
    Fort Carson, CO 80913

    Station 35
    Building 300
    36086 US Hwy 350
    Model, CO 81059

    Fort Carson Police and Provost Marshal Division

    The Police Desk
    Building 2700
    719-526-6199

    Patrol support can be requested 24/7 through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333.

    Patrol Branch ChiefTraffic Section
    Building 2700
    Duty Investigator can be reached 24/7 through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333.719-526-0091.

    Traffic Section
    Building 2700
    Duty Investigator can be reached 24/7 through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333.

    Section Chief
    719-526-1774

    Abandoned Vehicles
    719-439-4893

    Military Police Investigations (MPI)
    Building 2700
    The duty investigator can be reached 24/7 through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333. The branch chief is available at 719-526-2081.

    Other services provided by MPI include:
    Evidence room, 719-524-0752
    Lost and found, 719-524-1704

    Security and Access Control

    Mailing Address
    Security and Access Control Division
    7337 Osan Street, Bldg. 2757 Mod 1,
    Fort Carson, CO 80913

    Physical Address
    Building 2757 Mod 1
    (Barkeley Avenue and Osan Street)

    The ICIDS alarm monitoring station
    Building 2757, Mod 1. Open 24/7.

    Emergency Communications Center (ECC)

    Mailing Address
    DES/Emergency Communications Center
    3415 Airfield Rd, Bldg. 9665 Room 206 Fort Carson, CO 80913

    Physical Address
    3415 Airfield Rd, Bldg. 9665, Room 206
    Fort Carson, CO 80913


    Reach out to us directly
    If you have any positive or negative comments you wish to make about any member of the DES team, the link to the ICE comment line can be found here.

    If you have additional questions not covered on this site, contact us at 719-526-2325 or by email at usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil.