Airport Public Safety - Columbus Airport Commission

Airport Public Safety

Public Safety

The Airport Public Safety is responsible for managing an effective airport security program that ensures a safe and secure environment complying with applicable regulations, laws, and codes.

The L.E.O. (Law Enforcement Office) is located on the first floor of the airport terminal’s main entrance outside the security checkpoint. For immediate assistance please call (706) 393-8183.

Badge Process

Badge Processing Services

Badge processing is by appointment only and is located in Administration on the 2nd floor. As you enter the airport via the Main Entrance, proceed toward the security checkpoint. To the left of the checkpoint is a set of double glass doors. Through the doors is an elevator. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Turn left down the hall and enter the doors on the right labeled Public Safety. Handle your contactless smart cards/badges properly to avoid damage.

Note: Employees and/or tenants are responsible for all costs of damaged/lost badges. 

To make an appointment call: 706-324-2449 Ext. 1417.

Hours and Fees

Administrative Office

Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. to 5 p.m.

New/Renewal Badge Processing

Fee: $40.00
Lost/Stolen Fee: $75.00

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.


Fee: $50.00

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Fingerprinting Disposition Review

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Vehicle Access Permits & Decals

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Interactive Employee Training (IET)

All Training Courses Security Awareness (SIDA) Training, Drivers Training & Authorized Signatory (AS) Refresher Training (for renewals only)

By APPOINTMENT ONLY. Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Employees will not be admitted into the training room before/after these hours!


New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veteran’s Day

Thanksgiving Day & The Day After

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Badge Processing Information AOA/General Aviation & Sida


All badge applicant’s must complete a Security Threat Assessments (STA) Clearance before Badge is issued


All Applicants including renewals must submit Access Control Badge Application Form to Airport Public Safety Office completed in its entirety, signed by signatory representative. All signatory authority verify each employee’s personal information on the Badge Application before it is submitted.


All SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) Badge must under go a fingerprint Criminal History Record Check (CHRC), Security Threat Assessment (STA), Security Awareness Training (SIDA). Except those exempt by TSA policy.


APPROVED Forms of Identification are required. Acceptable Documents: (Choose one)

Driver’s License/ID & Social Security Card

Driver’s License/ID & Birth Certificate Driver’s License/ID & Passport

Security Forms

Security Forms

As a prospective, new or current employee, you may have questions about security procedures at Columbus Airport. This section was designed to answer your questions.

Each of the forms below describes the procedures for each step in the security clearance process. Print, download and fill out the forms, as directed by the employer. Please do not sign the forms until you come into the office with proper identification. Forms should be returned to the Public Safety Office, located on the second floor of the Main Terminal.


Signatory Authority & Training

Signatory is a representative of a Company who is responsible for record keeping of the company badge holders. Signatory Training will be provided by the Airport Badge Office. Training will be held Yearly. Dates and times will be provided by email.

Annual Recurrent Training is Required. A signatory who fails to complete initial or annual recurrent training will be removed as an Authorized Signatory and badges will not be issued. All other badges under that Company will also be deactivated. Until the training requirements are fulfilled.

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