Are FFDOs allowed to carry anywhere/anytime in the US as a "federal officer" or is it only within the scope of their job (protecting the flight deck)? Question based on a post I read somewhere else and could not find clarification.
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who cares? they would be covered under US Code and / or LEOSA probably.
FDOs are authorized to transport secured firearms in any state for a flight on which they are flying to or from as approved by the Federal Air Marshal Service as necessary for their participation and activities in the program.
i'm not LE, i just play with them. i honestly don't know.
i don't worry about where LE can / can NOT carry, but more where i CAN carry.
based on my experience, Federal LEO's can pretty much carry anywhere if they are performing their duties... for personal use, not so much... but then the LEOSA may or may NOT kick in...
INAL... my interactions and experience say that federal credentials will pretty much get the holder a free pass CC-ing... however, if the person was going on vacation to FL via Jet Blue, they'd have to check their firearm just like anyone else..... -but who knows, they may have a super secret squirrel method of bypassing the nudie machine or something...
**based on actual conversations / interactions** the real truth is probably different.
Are FFDOs allowed to carry anywhere/anytime in the US as a "federal officer" or is it only within the scope of their job (protecting the flight deck)?
I will say that arguing over whether or not an FFDO is a federal officer or not is a little pedantic.
Photos of their credentials (along with a handful of other federal agencies credentials) ,which were leaked 2 years ago by a TSA "Officer" who uploaded his manual to the internet for all to see, do say they are federal law enforcement officers. They do not have power to make arrests or any other police duties. Their training is relatively short compared with regular leo's but they also dont have to study traffic law, civil law, arrest and detainment,... but they do shoot the same if not more then a regular local police officer in initial training.
Yup. On in CA had his FFDO credentials and CA CCW revoked for publicly criticizing the TSA.FFDOs are not allowed to disclose a lot of information
This is because congress was allergic to passing legislation that would non-LEO to carry. Although technically LEO, they have VERY limited authority compared to traditional LEOs.do say they are federal law enforcement officers.
They do not have power to make arrests or any other police duties.
(c) As used in this section, the term “qualified law enforcement officer” means an employee of a governmental agency who—
(1) is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and has statutory powers of arrest;