Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques

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TSA Behavior Detection Officers Adopt Direct Interaction

Since the inception of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Behavior Detection Officers (BDO) program in 2003, it has been less than effective by design and deployment.   Currently, TSA BDOs seek out potential security threats through Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT). SPOT focuses on involuntary physical and physiological reactions, such as micro facial expressions,…

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Are TSA Behavior Detection Officers Effective? No …

Before I delve into this post, I must first say that I am in favour of passenger profiling and the use of human security assets to detect those who may be a risk to the flight they’ll be boarding.  While my research has lead me to the opinion that human security assets are effective ……

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