Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Notification: Delivery Drivers with Felony Convictions, Violent Misdemeanors or Registered Sex Offenders Will be Denied Access to Virginia Naval Bases. Expect This to be Expanded to all Virginia Military Installations.

Navy increases base security after NSN shooting, By Catherine Rogers          March 31, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Navy has announced a new security screening measure for all delivery drivers before they are allowed inside any mid-Atlantic installation. The change comes after a fatal shooting at Naval Station Norfolk last week. 

The new measure requires drivers presenting a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to be subject to a criminal history check by the National Crime Information Center database. The database will check for previous convictions or outstanding warrants that are grounds for denying the driver access to the base, according to Navy Region Mid-Atlantic access standards — not the TWIC eligibility criteria. 

That means if a driver has any felony convictions within the last ten years, misdemeanor convictions within the last five years for crimes of violence, larceny, drugs or habitual offenses, or is a convicted sex offender, he won’t be granted access. 

The Navy’s Region Commander, Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith, ordered the additional security measures last week. Before then, drivers with a TWIC were not subject to that kind of screening.