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The Airway and Transit Policing topic is aimed at the law enforcers who keep our transit systems safe. Railway freight and passenger trains, subway systems and urban commuter buses, and of course commercial airlines and their terminals would all be vulnerable to crime and terrorism if not for the sheepdogs who protect them.
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February 04, 2011

Senate would criminalize laser targeting of aircraft

Interference with commercial airlines is already a federal crime but current law has a gap that weakens FBI's ability to investigate incidents involving helicopters - Full Story
January 29, 2011

LAX emergency response coordination 'nerve center' opens

The new center was funded with airport revenue and a $970,000 state emergency management grant - Full Story
January 01, 2011
Can mass transit be protected?

Can mass transit be protected?

The massive number of subways and trains makes it tough - Full Story
December 29, 2010

UK cops: 'No drug search' during busy holidays

Email: Do not to "actively seek to identify any passenger with internal concealments" in the three days up to Christmas - Full Story
December 27, 2010
Report: 'Gaping holes' in transit security

Report: 'Gaping holes' in transit security

Holes in security leave travelers vulnerable on the more than 4 billion trips they take by subway and rail each year - Full Story
December 06, 2010

Video: Off-duty Spanish cop saves drunken man from train

The dramatic rescue was caught by transit security cameras - Full Story
December 03, 2010

BART cop Mehserle seeks bail

With credit for time served, Mehserle could be eligible for release in about seven months - Full Story
November 23, 2010

Cop leaves loaded ammo clip on plane

A Southwest Airlines passenger found the loaded ammunition clip in a back-seat pocket of the commercial plane - Full Story
November 22, 2010

Napolitano stands firm on airline security needs

Says the procedure for airline security screenings isn't likely to change anytime soon - Full Story
November 22, 2010

Security protest could disrupt Thanksgiving travel

A loosely organized Internet boycott of full-body scans could further complicate airway and transit policing this holiday season - Full Story

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