Agenda

Subject to change.

Tuesday, May 7

7 - 7:45 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast 
     
7:45 - 8 a.m.  Welcome Remarks
Rodney Valiant 
Coordinator, Training and Certification 
American Association of Airport Executives 

Instructor: 
Captain LaPonda Fitchpatrick, ACE, SHRM-SCP
Los Angeles World Airports Police (LAWA) (Ret.)
     
8 - 9:30 a.m. History of Aviation Security 
    An overview of historic incidents that informed consequent Federal legislation and mandates; provides a foundation for understanding the evolution of today’s security policies.  
   
9:30 - 10 a.m.    Current Threat Assessment to Civil Aviation 
A review of current assessments of threats to Civil Aviation and American interests in general; discussion of recent related events in the context of the National Threat Assessment with relevant excerpts from that assessment; causes of 21st century terrorism and the role players; threat levels, potential threat origins including insider threats; and intelligence sharing are also discussed.

    
10 - 10:15 a.m.   Morning Refreshment Break
     
10:15 - 11 a.m.   Current Threat Assessment to Civil Aviation (Cont'd)
     
11 a.m.- 12 p.m.   Legal Aspects of Aviation Security 
Important information on how to legally enforce transportation security regulations and criminal statutes as they relate to passenger and baggage screening, interference with screening and flight crew personnel, carrying weapons and dangerous goods, aircraft piracy and other aviation law enforcement related issues. Contrasts municipal policing with policing in an aviation environment. Also provides several brief Supreme Court case studies that set the legal foundation for passenger screening, search and seizure, arrests and passengers rejecting the screening process.
     
12 - 1 p.m.   Lunch
     
1 - 2 p.m.    Legal Aspects of Aviation Security (Cont'd)
     
2 - 2:45 p.m.    The Leo Perspective: Role of Federal Agencies in Relation to Aviation Law Enforcement
Outlines roles and responsibilities of the federal agencies that may be present at an airport with a concentration on the TSA, FBI, FAA, NTSB, and ICE/CBP as they relate to aviation security; emphasis on how all entities work together. Covers passenger screening, perimeter screening, hazardous materials, incidents at an international airport, customs and immigration, aircraft accident investigations, Transportation Security Inspectors, and Federal Air Marshals.
     
2:45 - 3 p.m.    Afternoon Refreshment Break 
     
3 - 3:30 p.m.   The Leo Perspective: Role of Federal Agencies in Relation to Aviation Law Enforcement (Cont'd)
     
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.    Aviation Specific Crimes 
Examines crime in the Commercial Aviation environment; explores victimization categories and mitigation strategies for these categories; examines various airport specific crimes, such as theft from luggage, vehicle crimes, organized theft rings (pick-pocket, distraction), domestic violence, and cargo crime.  Examines the challenges presented by “employee theft” with a discussion of the relevance of “gangs at an airport.”
      
4:45 p.m.   Airport Emergency Scenarios: How Would You React? 
Homework will be assigned to the class to devise responses to specific scenarios that are provided. This will provide the students with an opportunity to share, and compare, the levels of preparation, expectations, challenges, and overall approach to managing these scenarios at an airport.
     
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.     Welcome Reception

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