Travel Company Surf Patch Releases a Statement Regarding Local Police Department Taking Over Airport Security To Better Help Passengers Fly Clear of Dangers

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Following a recent article on a local police department taking over airport security duties, travel company Surf Patch released a statement regarding the news.

On November 15, 2012, travel company Surf Patch released a statement regarding article about the airport security takeover by a Charlotte, NC police department at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

According to the article, “This week city leaders announced the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will take over the airport police and add several officers too.” The article states that 40 officers were brought in to the airport to man security, with another 18 officers to be added to the force as well. According to CMPD Deputy Chief Kerr Putney, “officers will be more visible than officers are now, and they'll be more proactive about engaging with travelers to notice any suspicious activity.”

The article mentioned that the Charlotte City Council received $1.6 million for more officers, in order to place them in the airport. According to Mayor Patrick Cannon, “It makes a lot more sense to have one agency represented that can take care of the business at hand at the airport and in this case we feel the entity that is most qualified to do that would happen to be the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.”

Travel company Surf Patch knows the importance of a good airport security team to help passengers fly clear of dangers or hassles. World Traveler Takara Licausi stated, “I always feel a bit safer when I see airport security in strong numbers, or when I notice police officers patrolling the airport. Police are professionals at keeping things safe, and I commend Charlotte Douglas International Airport for utilizing local officers.


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