Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Reimbursement
The LEO Reimbursement Program Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) are part of the joint effort between TSA and airport operators nationwide to deploy sufficient LEOs in support of passenger screening activities as the checkpoint. This enables TSA to meet the dual responsibility to ensure the safety of passengers and to counter risks to transportation security pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 44903© and 49 C.F.R. Part 1542. Eligibility is limited to FAA Part 139 Airport Certificate holders that have incurred LEO service costs due to post September 11th security mandates.
The review criteria for entry into the LEO Reimbursement Program include:
- respective TSA Federal Security Director (FSD) concurrence and validation of operational requirements.
- the number of pre and post 9/11 LEOs assigned to the airport.
- whether the airport has a police department specifically dedicated to airport security.
- the number of flight departures and arrivals.
- the number of hours per day the LEOs are posted at the passenger screening checkpoint.
- the number of airport checkpoints and lanes.
- the impact a lack of federal funding may have on airport security.