Course Catalogue

Airport Policing

Airport Policing

Airports are complex environments where policing roles and responsibilities have significantly evolved over the past 20 years. As critical infrastructure for the ongoing health of the economy, they represent potential targets for serious crime and terrorism. As such, airport policing and security is a specialist field requiring dedicated and trained officers, integrated systems, appropriate technology, and effective partnerships between various governmental, private, and public sector agencies.

The Airport Policing course will support police officers assigned at Canada's Class 1 airports in enforcing, monitoring, and applying airport security measures in accordance with approved programmes, and to communicate and cooperate with other airport agencies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the history of airport policing
  • List the past threats that occurred related to aviation policing
  • Name the different partners in Canada's National Civil Aviation Security System
  • Describe the roles of different partners
  • Explain the role of airport policing in relation to the different partners
  • List the acts under which policing is performed in airport
  • Describe the regulations sections applicable to airport policing
  • Name the top offences that occurred in airports
  • Explain four types of investigation that can occur in the context of an airport
  • Explain the context of international travel on airport security
  • Determine, in a given situation, which security agencies/organizations, whether domestic or international, the officer could share the collected incident information with in his report
  • Determine, in a given situation, which security agencies/organizations, whether domestic or international, the officer could contact to collect complementary information for his report
  • Describe the process of obtaining information from security agencies/organizations, whether domestic or international

Target Audience

This course is designed for "uniformed" police officers assigned to Class 1 airports. It will also benefit other security/enforcement personnel as an overview of the airport environment from a police perspective.

Content Provider

Content for this course was provided by RCMP in consultation with the Canadian Airport Police Commanders Association and the Aviation Security Committee of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.


Price: $50.00

Content Provider: RCMP

Language: English / French

Length: 2 hours


Release Date: 2012-06-29