Not clear if these will be dealing up front with pax or just working behind the scenes, e.g. build & perimeter security. It's often hard enough to get cops to comply with constitutional constraints -- if TSA calls upon relatively untrained & uneducated but armed rent-a-cops to deal with checkpoint situations, it could be ugly. Security Info Watch: Private security to replace cops at Oregon airport Armed security guards eventually will replace Medford Police Department officers at the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport because the Transportation Security Administration has cut funding for the program.Rogue Valley? Might turn out to be an appropriate name for an airport with armed rent-a-cops.