Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority
Police Department

About Us


The Airport Police Department (APD) is an independent FDLE certified Police Department under the Airport Authority. The APD provides a wide variety of law enforcement, security, and safety services for the traveling public and the airport community. The primary responsibility is safety, terminal and airport traffic control, and adherence to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. The APD staff includes a Police Chief, Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeants, Corporals, Officers and Civilian Traffic Control Specialists. They are all highly trained and are dedicated to providing friendly customer service.

The APD's jurisdiction encompases Airport boundaries in both Sarasota County, The City of Sarasota, and Manatee County Florida. The APD works very close with these adjoining jurisdictions in addition to the New College Police Department which is just outside the Airports gates.


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