DCA Access Standard Security Program in Washington, DC
In order to apply, a candidate must be nominated by a company or organization approved as aircraft operator and have security coordinators listed by the DCA Access Standard Security Program. Nominating companies may also be an airport-based operators approved by TSA.
- To be eligible, you must:
- Participate voluntarily.
- Be a U.S. citizen or national.
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Be free from any emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the requirements of the position.
- Have successfully completed a basic law enforcement training certificate program conducted by an entity authorized to train persons to perform as a law enforcement officer.
- Be an active law enforcement officer in good standing, a qualified retired officer, or a qualified former officer in good standing, each requiring a minimum of four years of law enforcement experience.
- Not have been terminated for cause by a previous law enforcement employer or have had approval or authorization revoked by TSA, or been subject to a serious disciplinary action by a previous employer.
- Not have had a certification revoked by TSA.
- To remain active status, an Armed Security Officer must re-qualify with their firearm, maintain eligibility through Lautenberg Certification, and maintain a good physical condition. Armed security officers must also successfully complete recurrent training every five years.
- An armed security officer could be reduced to inactive status for failure to comply with the above-mentioned guidelines and will not be allowed to serve as an armed security officer on any general aviation or charter flights.
DASSP In-Flight Security Coordinator and DASSP Primary and Alternate Security Coordinator
The Primary Security Coordinator, Alternate Security Coordinator, and each Inflight Security Coordinator (each Pilot in Command of DASSP flights) must complete this training before conducting DASSP flights and then on an annual recurrent basis. The operator is required to maintain records confirming training completion. A record of successful completion is created and retained by each approved DASSP operator for each individual completing this training program.
These modules contain Sensitive Security Information (SSI). SSI is regulated under 49 CFR Part 15 and 1520 and is only available to those with an operational need to know. The operator’s administrator confirms an individual’s eligibility by assigning the individual to this training module.
DASSP All Employee Training
All flight department employees should complete this training before the aircraft operator conducts DASSP flights and then on an annual recurrent basis. The operator should maintain records confirming training completion. A record of successful completion is created and retained by each approved DASSP operator for each individual completing this training program.
This training module does not contain Sensitive Security Information and is intended for all DASSP aircraft operator employees, including reception staff, dispatch and flight following staff, charter sales staff, and others. It is recommended these employees also complete the General Security Awareness Training module.
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