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File #: 19-7774   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/7/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the City's participation in the three-year Law Enforcement Officer Reimbursable Agreement Program with the Transportation Security Administration for law enforcement support at each passenger security screening checkpoint at the San Antonio International Airport. As part of the agreement, the City is requesting a reimbursement from TSA of up to $513,038.00 annually. [Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager; Russell Handy, Director, Aviation]
Indexes: Aviation Other
Attachments: 1. FY20 LEO- Budget Request Justification_SAT, 2. LEO_Program Synopsis, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2019-11-07-0912
Related files: 15-4132
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DEPARTMENT: Aviation


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Russell J. Handy


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Transportation Security Administration Law Enforcement Officer Reimbursable Agreement Program for Terminal Checkpoints at the San Antonio International Airport


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes participation in the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Reimbursable Agreement Program with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for law enforcement support (Airport Police Officers) at the San Antonio International Airport. As part of the program, the City provides law enforcement officers from Airport Police at each security checkpoint and receives reimbursement from TSA through a federal reimbursement grant. The City is requesting up to $513,038.00 annually from TSA for the salary and benefits of the hours Airport Police work to perform LEO services. The City's participation in the current program's timeline expires on December 31, 2019. This ordinance will authorize participation in the program beginning on January 1, 2020.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

TSA officers are responsible for screening people and property and controlling entry and exit points in airports; but they are not law enforcement officers. The City and TSA have participated in the LEO Reimbursable Agreement Program since 2004 and is in the final fiscal year of the previous grant program authorized by City Council through Ordinance 2015-09-10-0774. Through this cooperative agreement, the City authorizes Airport Police Officers to provide law enforcement officer support at each security checkpoint at the airport and the TSA provides reimbursement for the salaries and benefits those officers worked during those hours.


ISSUE:

The City and TSA would like to continue participating in this program. The application will request reimbursement of up to $513,038.00 annually from the LEO program for 53 Airport Police Officers to rotate through shifts from two to four hours at a time. One off...

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