Police & Security

Welcome to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department.  We are law enforcement professionals, working together in an agency that places safety and security as its top strategic priority.

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We are a full service police agency providing 24 hours a day, seven days a week police services to our traveling public, airport tenants and fellow employees of all four JAA airport properties, including Jacksonville International Airport, Cecil Airport, Jacksonville Executive Airport (JAXEX), and Herlong Recreational Airport.
Our agency works in cooperation with a number of local, state and federal agencies, including the Transportation Security Administration, FBI, FAA, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DEA, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

The agency is committed to being the premier aviation policing agency by providing a superior environment of safety and security for our traveling public.    

To contact us:

•For police matters or medical emergencies, please call (904) 741-2040

•For maintenance of facility concerns, please call (904) 741-2020


Department of Aviation Security
Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Biased Based Profiling

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department is charged with protecting the rights of all tenants and visitors, against intimidation, harassment and acts that are based on race, religion, ethnicity, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, homeless status, mental or physical disability and/or advanced age.

Investigative detentions, traffic stops, arrests, searches, and property seizures by officers will be based on a standard of reasonable suspicion or probable cause in accordance with the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Officers must be able to articulate specific facts and circumstances that support reasonable suspicion or probable cause for investigative detentions, traffic stops, arrests, non-consensual searches, and property seizures.

Tenants or visitors who feel they have been stopped or searched due to bias-based profiling are encouraged to file a complaint with the Police Department.

Complaints may be filed in person, by mail, electronic mail, telephone or online. To file a complaint, please include all the facts, names, dates, and places known. 

All complaints will be investigated.


Enroll in TSA Precheck for faster checkpoint screening on domestic flights

TSA Pre??   https://www.tsa.gov/precheck)

Enroll in Global Entry for faster screening on international flights




Remember the Liquid Rule for airport screening



When in doubt, check the Prohibited Items list before packing



For more information about preparing for security screening, visit www.tsa.gov

Links Relevant to Airport Security

Parking Information
Airline Information
The Transportation Security Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration


Visit our airport system websites