TAA Airport Security Office (ASO)
As of September 8, 2020, Tucson International Airport (TUS) is no longer deferring expiring security ID media. Expiring security ID media can be renewed up to 60 calendar days prior to its expiration by making an appointment with the Airport Security Office at 520-573-3156 or email@example.com. In response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic and in response to public health guidelines the TUS Airport Security Office (ASO) is open by appointment only. Any renewed ID media or new ID media issued will require a new Work Authorization/Badge Application form that is completed by the applicants Authorized Signatory, Supervisor or Manager and coordinated with the ASO.
Any new ID media issue or renewals will require the applicant to be enrolled in the RAP Back Program. Please call 520-573-8156 during normal office hours. If you have any questions regarding the RAP Back Program please consult the FAQs.
- Location: Immediately west of the center stairs in Baggage Claim on the lower level of the main terminal.
- Hours: Open by appointment, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, except holidays
- Phone: (520) 573-8156 during office hours; (520) 573-8182 after hours
As of January 2, 2020, the Tucson Airport Authority is participating in the RAP Back program for badging employees working at Tucson International Airport (TUS).
Run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), RAP Back provides an additional element to the background checks required of anyone who is authorized to have unescorted access to secured areas of Tucson International Airport (TUS).
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The program provides the TUS ASO with on-going status notifications of criminal history information changes for individuals who have submitted fingerprints as part of a Criminal Records History Check (CHRC), which is required to receive an access badge at TUS. One of the benefits of the program is that badge holders are no longer required to return to the ASO to re-submit fingerprints for updated vetting every two (2) years. At the same time, it improves security by allowing for the timely and reasonable revocation of badges of individuals when necessary due to certain confirmed criminal history. RAP Back does not eliminate the need for an expiration date on a badge.