Army Memo re: Detainee Collection Point Access Control Guidance

Army memo stating that the proper safeguarding of detainees is the responsibility of capturing US forces and that US personnel are to adhear tot he Rules of Engagment.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Doc_text: 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TASK FORCE IRONHORSE TIKRIT MAIN PALACE, TIKRIT, IRAQ
REPLY TO
ATTENTION OF

AFYB-CG 21 SEP 03
MEMORANDUM FOR ALL DETAINEE COLLECTION POINT VISITORS
SUBJECT: Detainee Collection Point Access Control Guidance
1.
The proper safeguarding of detainees is the responsibility of capturing US forces as directed by AR 190-8. Within TFIH this responsibility is solely that of the Provost Marshal.

2.
In order to properly safeguard detainees under the control of TFIH, the release of the names and detailed information to third parties not directly related to the detainee is not authorized. ,

3.
Exceptions to this policy are members of the International Committee of the Red . Cross or legal representatives to the party that have been properly documented.

a. Visitation to TFIH collection points and the DCCP by HN personnel is not authorized.
b. Visitation to TFIH collection points and the DCCP by US/Coalition forces is
limited to: -Military Police performing security/detainee duties -MI/CI personnel performing interview/screening duties -Linguists directly supporting TFIH DCCP/BCCP operations -SJA personnel performing interview/screening duties -Visitors authorized as directed by the TFIH, CG/CdS -ICRC visits as approved by the TFIH, CG -Designated guard force augmentee's as directed by the G3/S3 -Work details authorized by the TFIH PM/MP OIC/NCOIC -Medical personnel performing health screenings -Capturing unit personnel delivering detainees to the facility
4. Detainees are not authorized to receive items from outside of the facility (food, clothing, notes, etc).
020514

DOD-043594

AFYB-CG
SUBJECT: Release of Detainee Status

5. OPSEC is of paramount concern in operating a facility such as those designated in TFIH:
a. Alerting the local populace to who is located exactly where and when has
obvious implications, and posses a direct threat against individual BCCP's and our
soldiers.

b. Concurrently, identifying these three W's to the local populace potentially
places the detainee at risk due to his/her past position or information that they may be
sharing with our interviewers.

6. Point of contact is the Task Force Ironhorse Provost Marshal, MAJ(P)IIIriat 534-
11.1.
Gi—OX ( ON) Z.
RAYMOND T. ODIERNO MG, USA Commanding
020515
DOD-043595

Doc_nid: 
4073
Doc_type_num: 
63