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Tampa International Airport Police Department

The Tampa International Airport Police Department is comprised of 44 support personnel, 59 traffic specialists, and 69 sworn police officers. Units within the agency include Traffic, K9, Crime Prevention, Bike Detail, Airport Operation Center, Lost and Found, Administration, Traffic, and Professional Services.

With more than 19 million annual passengers, the TIAPD provides traditional professional law enforcement services at the airport 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

The TIAPD is accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Inc. The Tampa International Airport Human Resources and the Airport Police Professional Standards Unit handle recruiting and employment for the TIAPD.

Paul Sireci, the director of public safety at the Tampa International Airport who served as police chief for the airport stepped down in 2017. Deputy chief, Ralph Anthony, also resigned in 2017. 

The current Chief of Police at the TIAPD is Charles Vazquez.

Attorneys for an Arrest by the TIAPD

If you were arrested by a law enforcement officer with the Tampa International Airport Police Department, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm. We represent clients on a variety of charges including

We represent clients on a variety of charges including carrying a concealed firearm at the airport.

With offices in downtown Tampa, call us to discuss your case, the charges pending against you, the potential punishments, and the best way to fight the charges. Call 813-250-0500 today.

Call 813-250-0500 today.


Contact Information

Tampa International Airport
4160 George J. Bean Parkway
Suite 2400
Tampa, FL 33607
813-870-8700
Tip Line: 1(877) 847-7842
Tips@TampaAirport.com

Additional Resources

Tampa International Airport Police Department - Visit the website of the Tampa International Airport Police Department to TIAPD to learn more about reporting a crime, requesting a police report, or sharing a complaint about airport police.


This article was last updated on Monday, August 20, 2018.

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