Orlando Airport Shifting to Private Security

TSA Security
Posted at 8:12 AM, Sep 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-18 14:42:59-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Sanford International Airport will soon have a private company handling its security.

The Transportation Security Administration selected Trinity Technology Group as the airports private security contractor under the agency's Screening Partnership Program. The $24 million contract runs for five years if all options are exercised. It begins Sept. 30.

Including Orlando Sanford, there are now 19 airports participating in the Screening Partnership Program. TSA managers at each airport are responsible for overseeing TSA security standards and contractor performance.

Orlando Sanford Airport Director Larry Dale says he believes bringing in Trinity Technology will help streamline the process by offering better scheduling, training opportunities and efficiency.

Under federal law, Trinity Technology must offer jobs to the 100 TSA that will be affected by the change at the rate they're currently making.