U.S. Department of Homeland Security,Transportation Security Administration
Behavior Detection Officer (B.D.O.)
November 2012 — Present
Air travel is an essential part of our daily lives. Over 600 million people fly each year, not to mention the millions bags which go along with them. That's why most of the TSA's efforts are dedicated to ensuring the unthinkable doesn't happen. We screen every passenger and every bag boarding a commercial aircraft today, including international travelers arriving in the United States before they meet a connecting flight.
The TSA's team of highly trained Security Officers operates at over 700 security checkpoints and nearly 7,000 baggage screening areas each day. We use the latest technology and equipment combined with continually improving screening techniques and our other layers of security to prevent any terrorist or criminal activity.
As a BDO, I observe behaviors according to a prescribed, scientific methodology to direct effective screening where needed to prevent and deter terrorist activities.