TSA's relationship with local law enforcement

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Is this relationship an oddity, common, or something that TSA is working towards?

    From the Jamestown, NY, Post-Journal: New Security Provider: Ellicott Police Dept. To Handle Security At County Airport

    I always thought that airport owners (cities, counties, airport authorities) were totally responsible for law enforcement services. If they are under contract with TSA & TSA is paying them, it really changes the picture. By slowly buying their way into local law enforcement & airport administration, they can get their tentacles into & control everything.
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  2. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Which explains why local law enforcement doesn't get too upset partnering with TSA on VIPR actions...if I were a LEO I'd view TS "officers" like mall security or worse...yet they seem to work cooperatively.
  3. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Of course, you'd cooperate too if the Feds were lining your pocket, wouldn't you? :mad:

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