By Markeshia Ricks
irst Lt. Arlene Henderson is passionate about aviation and
security interests she puts to good use as a security volunteer
at her local airport.
The Anoka County Composite Squadron member is one of a
growing number of volunteers trained to serve as an additional set
of eyes and ears at Minnesota-St. Paul International MSP
The airport watch program is similar to a neighborhood watch,
said airport police officer JoLynn Christianson. Launched in 2008
with just 10 volunteers, the program has since grown to more than
80, many of whom are aviation enthusiasts like Henderson. Their job
is to patrol the airport campus perimeter looking for people and
things that be there.
been trained to look for probable security
Christianson said. check about 21 different locations for
suspicious people, suspicious activity any kind of security-type
problems or issues we might
someone looks like they are doing something illegal, we call
the airport she said.
Maj. Donald Raleigh is a security force
multiplier at Anoka County-Blaine Airport.
Photo by Maj. David Mansheffer, Minnesota Wing
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