TSA & Public Safety

Travel securely at CMH

The Transportation Security Administration and Airport Police & Public Safety teams collaborate with our airlines to get you where you want to go, safely and securely.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TSA.gov offers helpful travel and packing tips that can expedite your security checkpoint experience. For passenger support screening assistance, contact TSA Cares.

Registering for TSA PreCheck can also speed up the security scanning process.

Do you have a REAL ID?

We've partnered with the Ohio BMV to provide REAL ID kiosks inside the airport for customers to find out if they have the compliant or standard driver license. The deadline to obtain a REAL ID is Oct. 1, 2021. Learn more about the REAL ID

Double check before the checkpoint

Plan ahead and pack properly to help ease your travel experience. Be sure to check your carry-on bag and remove any items that are prohibited at the security checkpoint. Learn more

Airport Police and Public Safety

To ensure the traveling public’s safety while at the airport, our friendly and professionally trained Airport Police maintain a visible presence and make themselves available for anyone’s assistance. And if medical emergencies occur, they administer help until the airport’s EMTs arrive on the scene.


Tell us how we're doing

The Division of Public Safety will participate in a virtual on-site assessment as part of an accreditation program administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The program requires agencies to comply with standards in four basic areas: Policy and Procedures, Administration, Operations, and Support Services.

As part of the assessment, members of the community are invited to offer comments at one of two public information sessions:

Monday, April 5 at 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 6, from 11:00am until 12:00pm

  • Attend by phone: 614-239-4075

Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. To view the list of standards, visit calea.org or request a copy by contacting Lt. Scott Bekemeier at sbekemeier@columbusairports.com or 614-239-5015.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the CRAA Public Safety Division’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

Cyber Security

Protect your data by browsing the web safely. Head here for best practices to follow when traveling.

Lost & Found

Leave something behind at the airport? Get reunited with your lost item.

Know Where to Go

Discover where to find the amenities that can make your airport experience more enjoyable.