With safety and security taking top priority at airports today, there are often multiple layers of airport security in place, with federal agencies, local law enforcement, and contract security firms operating in partnership. Andrews International security professionals have experience serving all classes of airports, working in concert with aviation personnel and officials from Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), local law enforcement, and private firms.
Andrews International (AI) security teams serve as vibrant counterparts to the aviation security departments of many of the nation's largest and busiest airports. Many times, aviation clients engage us to perform limited services or functions, and over time as we earn their trust and confidence, expand our contractual scope of work to realize greater cost savings and improved service. Through consolidating assorted airport safety and security services under contracts with us, aviation clients often achieve substantial cost savings. Following is a sampling of specialized functions our officers perform for aviation industry clients:
- Pre- & post-airline boarding services
- Document verification
- Aircraft security/access control
- Ramp security/hold and exterior inspection
- Pre-boarding aircraft cabin sweep
- Duty-free seal inspection
- High Value/Cargo escort
- Catering security
- Cargo warehouse security
- Baggage make-up area/Baggage Escort
From traditional security patrols, access control, and traffic duties to taxi vouchering and a host of specialized functions, AI security professionals are meeting a variety of needs for our aviation industry clients.
Our stringent employee recruiting and selection procedures ensure that time and effort are not wasted on candidates who will not be eligible for SIDA badges. We only submit SIDA badge applications for candidates we have carefully pre-qualified for Criminal History Record Check and Security Threat Assessment clearances. Many of our security officers, supervisors, and operations managers are law enforcement and military veterans with special expertise ranging from assisting with arrests to identification of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Through a rigorous training curriculum, we deploy airport security officers who are knowledgeable and confident, with customer service skills and "can do" attitudes. Our operations leaders are proactively involved in security planning and drills and are prepared to mobilize additional staff with little or no lead time in response to elevated terror alert levels or other needs. In aviation security, we know service failures are not an option, and training, preparation, and flexibility are everything.
Our officers are frequently recognized by clients and by TSA officials for their performance following TSA random inspection tests and following the discovery of illegal drugs and prohibited items during vehicle inspections at airside entry gates. We receive excellent feedback and commendations for successfully working as a unified team with aviation personnel, federal agencies, local law enforcement, and private firms to achieve common goals.
For work scopes ranging from conventional security services to specialized, aviation-specific responsibilities, aviation clients nationwide rely on us as a trusted security partner. We are experienced and ready to rise to the challenge of providing for the safe travel of passengers and the protection of airport employees and airport infrastructure.
For more information, please contact the Andrews International office near you.
About Andrews International, Inc.
Andrews International, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is an industry-leading full service provider of security and risk mitigation services. Through local offices in the United States and Latin America and nearly 150 strategic partners around the world, the company provides security services to a wide range of business sectors in all 50 states and internationally to many of the Fortune 500. The firm's portfolio of services includes uniformed security, consulting and investigations, personal protection, special event security, training, alarm monitoring and response, and disaster and emergency response services. For more information, please visit the Andrews International website at www.andrewsinternational.com.