TSA Names David Wynn federal security director for Jackson-Evers International Airport

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National Press Release
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named David Wynn as federal security director (FSD) for Jackson-Evers (Miss.) International Airport. Wynn joins TSA from the Hattiesburg (Miss.) Police Department where he has served as chief of police for the past six years.

Wynn’s law enforcement career in the state spans 30 years and includes posts with the Starkville Police Department, the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy and the Hattiesburg Police Department. He is well-known and well-respected in the state’s law enforcement community.

“Having someone of David’s experience and reputation in our top job in Mississippi is a real benefit. His extensive law enforcement background will serve him well in this new post,” said Mo McGowan, assistant administrator, Office of Security Operations.

Some of Wynn’s accomplishments during his distinguished career include: overseeing the first accreditation of a Mississippi police department by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies; managing the counter-drug training of law enforcement officers from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee; commanding officers with responsibility for all federal and state highways in southern Mississippi and instructing officers on criminal justice at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Botswana, Africa.

The position of federal security director was created by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act signed by President Bush on November 19, 2001.