9. How is security handled at JIA?
Security at JIA is a top priority and is multi-faceted with a number of agencies involved.  JAA maintains its own police force which is charged with providing security in all facilities controlled by JAA.  They work closely with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office which also has jurisdiction on JAA property and provides extensive support services to the JAA police unit.  JAA officers patrol the terminal building and the grounds as well as the other three airports under JAA’s purview.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides regulatory oversight and is directly responsible for screening luggage and passengers.  JAA provides the TSA with an Airport Security Plan which complies with all federal regulations and is the blueprint for security at JIA.  A number of other agencies, both state and federal are active in the airport environment and truly make security a team effort.