The Westchester Security Department is responsible for managing and implementing an effective Airport Security Program that ensures a safe and secure environment, while exceeding customers' expectations and complying with federal and local regulations and laws.
The Badging Office provides information to airport employees and tenants on the badging process and other matters related to working at the airport.
The Security Department is not in charge of passenger screening, parking, airport schedules or lost and found. For Passenger and Baggage Screening or Checkpoint questions, contact the TSA at (866) 289-9673. For Parking information call (914) 946-0843. For Airport Holiday Schedules (see below), call (914) 995-4860. For Lost and Found, call (914) 995-6222.
Application Process and Forms
Individuals who require unescorted acess to the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) or the Air Operations Area (AOA) at Westchester County Airport must have an Airport Identification Badge. Badge issuance is limited to individuals who have cleared the associated background checks for the badge they are applying for and have a frequent and recurring need for access. All badge applicants must also provide two forms of identification establishing identity and employment eligibility. Please refer to the I9 List of Acceptable Documents for further information.
All applicants must submit the HPN Badge/Access Application form that must be completed and signed by the applicant's Authorized Signer and submitted to the Westchester County Airport ID Office for processing. The form will be reviewed by the Airport's ID office for accuracy. The following are descriptions of airport badges:
- SIDA Badge Application: This badge is for employees who work on the commercial airline ramp at the main terminal. An FBI-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA) are required and conducted every two years during badge renewal.
- Company or "CO" Badge application: This badge is for those employees who work for airport tenants or sub-tenants. A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA) is conducted every two years during badge renewal; and either a 10-year Employment Verification (to be signed by your company's Authorized Signer) or an FBI-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) can be completed in place of the 10-year employment verification.
- FBO Access Badge application: This badge is for individuals who are directly employed by a fixed-based operator who do not have a need to be on the commercial airline ramp. An FBI-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA) are required and conducted every twp years during badge renewal.
- General Aviation or "GA" Badge application: This badge is for individuals who are pilots of light general aviation aircraft based out of Million Air or Landmark West facilities. A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA) is required and conducted every two years during badge renewal.
New Company Orientation and Authorized Signatory Information
New companies, Authorized Signatory replacements and Secondary Authorized Signatories are required to review the New Company & Authorized Signatory Orientation.
After viewing the Orientation, please complete an Authorized Signatory Appointment Letter - Sample printed on the company's letterhead. The letter must be signed by company management and list the individual that will seve as the Authorized Signatory.
For initial and yearly re-current Authorized Signer training, complete the self-study Authorized Signer Test and return it to the Westchester County Airport ID Office.
Lost Badges and Keys
If your badge is lost, stolen or destroyed, complete a Badge Replacement application and notify the Security ID office or operations immediataly. Conversely, if you are terminated or resign from a position at the airport, you must complete an Identification Cancellation Form in accordance with Westchester County Airport and TSA rules and regulations.
Lost badges are to be reported with the Badge Replacement application in addition to immediate notification to either the Airport Security ID Office at (914) 995-4009 or Airport Operations at (914) 995-4850.
Lost keys are also required to be reported through the Lost Key Application in addition to immediate notification to either the Airport Security ID Office at (914) 995-4009 or Airport Operations at (914) 995-4850.
The Security ID office also collects fees for some applications and services rendered. Before it is time to renew your SIDA badge, please visit the Security ID office no more than one week prior to the expiration date on the badge.
Any visitor to the airport who requires airfield access will be given a Visitor's badge. Visitors must follow all Westchester County Airport policies, be escorted at all times and return their badge at the end of their visit.
The SIDA training class is mandatory for all employees applying for a SIDA badge. Federal regulations require that you must pass all background checks before you take the class. The authorized signatory from your company will be notified upon your approval or denial.
Classes are held in the main terminal conference room on the second floor. Classes are typically held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9 - 11 a.m. and the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 1 - 3 p.m. Contact the office to find out when the next class will be held.
For additional information, contact the security department and badging office at (914) 995-4009 or (914) 995-2592.
2016 Holiday Schedule
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 24|
|Thanksgiving Friday||Friday, November 25|
|*Christmas Day||Monday, December 26|
2017 Holiday Schedule
|New Year’s Day||Monday, January 2|
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Monday, January 16|
|Presidents’ Day||Monday, February 20|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 9|
|Election Day||Tuesday, November 7|
|Veterans Day||Friday, November 10|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23|
|Thanksgiving Friday||Friday, November 24|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 25|