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Scott AFB Law Enforcement



Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as drivers licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued drivers licenses and identification cards and prohibits federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. As of January 2016, affected state drivers licenses were Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana and Washington state. Drivers licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) in accordance with REAL ID Act can be found at the following link (

Scott AFB security forces personnel are no longer authorized to approve visitor passes at the Scott AFB Visitor Control Center or through other channels for unescorted access. If moving crew members do not have one of the listed alternate forms of approved Federal I.D., they must be physically escorted onto Scott AFB by a member with a DOD identification card. All deliveries and transportation entities must comply with the requirement of the Real ID Act.

At this time, it is the responsibility of the military service member and/or spouse that is performing a government contracted move to provide the escorting services for packing/pickup crews that have ID cards from the above states and do not possess an authorized Federal ID. The service member MUST keep their contact phone numbers active and readily available until after the pickup date that is agreed upon by them and the Transportation Service Provider.


All juveniles, 16 years of age and under, must be accompanied by an adult 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The state of Illinois also recognizes that it is unlawful for parents or legal guardians to allow adolescents under the age of 17 to consciously violate the Illinois Juvenile Curfew Law.


No child under the age of 12 will be left unattended in any house, building, structure or vehicle whether running or shut off. Children must be at least 16 years old to remain in any vehicle with the motor running. Children under the age of 12 may be left in the care of a sibling 12 years or older. Children under the age of 12 will not be left in the care of an unrelated child (12 years or older) unless the caretaker has completed the American Red Cross course on Sitter Care. Refer to Scott AFB Instruction 31-101, Air Force Installation Security, for further details.


Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on base is 30 mph. Housing areas are 15 mph. When drivers are detained for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, security forces will request they perform a field sobriety test. Upon failure or denial of this test, the suspect will be asked to submit to a medical examination of their breath, blood, urine or a combination of the three. Suspects refusing these tests automatically lose driving privileges for 12 months. The legal intoxication limit is a 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration off base and 0.05 on base. At times, security forces personnel will be posted at busy intersections to aid the flow of traffic. When posted, the hand and arm signals of a security forces patrol person directing traffic ALWAYS override any traffic lights or traffic signs.


Military members stationed at Scott do not have to register their automobiles in Illinois as long as their home state vehicle registration remains valid. There are no restrictions if nonresident service members prefer to register their vehicles in Illinois. Registration forms are available at the Department of Motor Vehicles, 1444 Boul Ave., Belleville, or on base at the Scott Credit Union, Building 1950, for annual renewals only. Out-of-state service members residing in Illinois who have a valid driver’s license from their home state need not obtain an Illinois license as long as theirs remains valid. This law also applies to family members of the service member.


The Shiloh and Belleville gates are the main installation entry points. A current, valid military identification card is required. During normal operations, visitors accessing the installation with a sponsor who possess a DOD-approved credential do not require an AF Form 75, Visitor/Vehicle Pass. If the visit will last longer than 72 hours, an AF Form 75 is required. Phone is 618-256-4884.

Should a visitor’s pass be required, the visitor must have a valid photo ID and an authorized sponsor. Visitor passes may be requested by an authorized sponsor electronically from a .mil computer.

Visitors driving on base are required to provide proof of current insurance and registration prior to entry. Military decals are no longer required for base entry.

The Visitor Control Center at the Shiloh Gate offers visitor’s passes, contractor passes, line badges and Defense Biometrics Identification System registration. The VCC is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; it is closed on federal holidays. The Belleville Gate is closed from 10:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. The Mascoutah Gate is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for commercial delivery vehicles and large contractor vehicles only. The Mascoutah Gate is closed on federal holidays. When the gate is closed, commercial vehicles access the base through the Shiloh Gate’s oversized vehicle lane and will be searched.


No one may acquire or possess any firearm or ammunition within the state without having a valid firearm owner’s identification card (FOID) in their possession, according to the state of Illinois. Applications for a firearm owner’s identification card can be obtained at the law enforcement desk. The Scott AFB Integrated Defense Plan establishes the policy on registration of privately owned firearms on base. It states that these weapons are prohibited in unaccompanied and visiting quarters. People living in unaccompanied quarters/VQ are required to register their weapons with the 375th Security Forces and store the weapons in the security forces armory.

Those living in on-base privatized housing may keep their weapons in their homes but are required to register them with the security forces armory. Residents of Lincoln’s Landing are not required to register their firearms with security forces.

Persons transporting privately owned weapons in their vehicles must be in possession of a valid firearm owner’s identification. The weapons should be locked in the trunk of the vehicle with the weapon unloaded and ammunition stored separately. Trigger locks for firearms are highly encouraged. Privately owned weapons will only be transported to and from hunting, skeet range or any other authorized recreational event by the most direct route. Personnel will not leave weapons unsecured in their vehicles.

In accordance with the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act, or LEOSA, all LEOSA-credentialed personnel are permitted to carry concealed firearms on SAFB. This policy applies to qualified law enforcement officers and qualified retired law enforcement officers under Sections 926B and 926C of Title 18, United States Code as authorized by the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act. Members must register with the 375th SFS and sign an agreement which outlines specific policies and procedures regarding this authorization.

This authorization may extend to mission partner facilities on the installation as designated by the commander of the facility. To date, all mission partners have approved LEOSA-credentialed personnel to “carry” in their facilities with the exception of USTRANSCOM, 18th AF, SDDC, and DISA.

Please note that this policy does not extend on-installation concealed carry privileges to those personnel otherwise authorized concealed carry of privately owned firearms under state-issued licenses or permits. It only applies to personnel with federal/LEOSA credentials who register with the 375th SFS.

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