The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that has authority over the security of the traveling public at airports in the United States.
TSA counts on airport employees and the traveling public to report unattended bags or packages, individuals in possession of a threating item, a person trying to enter a restricted area or similar suspicious activities at the airport through the "See Something, Say Something" campaign. Suspicious behavior and situations must not be based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation or personal beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions or associations. If any suspicious activity is seen, please contact our local law enforment officer or call 9-1-1.
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport is also a participate in the Blue Lightning Initiative efforts to stop human trafficking. All Aviation Department and many TSA and airline employees have been training on what to look for and how to report suspected cases of human trafficking.
The Concord-Padgett Regional Airport follows all security regulations and guidelines as large commercial airports do. TSA screens all passengers before they board airline aircraft at the airport and all airport workers are badged and vetted (through FBI and TSA background checks) before they can work unescorted around any airline aircraft.