Airport Police Officer

San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Police Department

Salary: $24.42 Hourly.

Closing Date: 3/27/2024.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, is responsible for providing police protection and security for the San Antonio International Airport, including the terminals, Air Operations Area, and airport complex by enforcing all applicable laws and ordinances. Working conditions are inside and outside with occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions, hostile people, and emergency situations. Exercises no supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides police protection and security for the general public.
  • Provides law enforcement support to the airlines, vendors, tenants, passengers, and TSA passenger screening operations.
  • Controls and directs traffic and issues city ordinance violations, parking and traffic citations, and misdemeanor citations.
  • Initiates arrests, when appropriate, in response to Federal, State, and local laws and city ordinances.
  • Responds to all emergency situations.
  • Investigates traffic accidents, fire, burglary, robbery alarms, and security door alarms.
  • Prepares and submits required reports on incidents, accidents, and offenses.
  • Patrolling the area and monitoring activities at the airport and its terminals may require standing, walking, twisting, kneeling, and may require running, handling a firearm and modern police equipment in response to emergencies.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency.
  • Valid Class ‘C’ Texas Driver’s License.
  • At the time of application, applicants must possess a current and unrestricted Texas Peace Officer’s license (certification) issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), or be immediately licensable by TCOLE upon appointment.
  • Must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment clearance upon employment.
  • Must maintain federally mandated security clearance required to work at an airport at all times.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility.
  • Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience as a Peace Officer.