Security

Sky Harbor at Night

Safety and security are the top priorities at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Sky Harbor has multiple layers of security, some that you see and some that are more behind the scenes. The Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, oversees the security checkpoints at Sky Harbor. There is also a Phoenix Police Airport Bureau located on-Airport, in addition to two Phoenix Fire Stations. Police officers can be seen at all hours, seven days a week, patrolling the roadways in their vehicles, as well as inside the terminals on foot and even on bicycles. Eight Phoenix Police officers at Sky Harbor partner with explosive detection canines, which check unattended bags and other suspicious items. If you ever have a question at Sky Harbor, feel free to walk up to a police officer and ask - our officers know the Airport inside and out.

Sky Harbor also has an operations staff which is responsible for safety and security on the curbs, inside of the terminals and in the Air Operations Area where the runways and taxiways are located. Sky Harbor Operation staff encourages all visitors to keep their eye out for suspicious activity and to report to an Airport employee anything that seems out of place. Sky Harbor offers specific tips on how everyone can assist with Airport security in a program called SOAR or Secure Our Airport Responsibly.

 

Join the Line

 

QLess is a new system to join the line for Security badging before you even come to the airport to get your badge or complete your SIDA training. Join the line by either:

    • Using the "Join the Queue or Make an Appointment" button;
    • Using the QLess app via Google Play Store of Apple App Store

Appointments are not required and walk-ins are still accepted.

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