Criminal Justice students visit TSA to learn career options

Fall Features
November 15, 2018

Women in Homeland Security and the Transportation Safety Administration offered rare access for 13 Falls Church Academy Criminal Justice students with a behind the scenes look at the security process at Dulles International Airport and careers with the TSA. On November 1, Level 2 Criminal Justice students met at Dulles International Airport and joined TSA representatives through security check-points, displays of contraband from airline passengers and a meeting with K-9 and their handlers whose job it is to sniff out bombs and drugs attempting to be brought on aircraft.

Some students provided their reflection of the event that included; “On the trip to the TSA I enjoyed the amount of information that was given to us about career paths and options.  I also enjoyed seeing the technology that is used throughout the airport for security.” “I am actually considering applying to work with TSA after high school because of all that I saw really interested me.  I think it would be a nice way to start my career.” “It was nice to hear from the people who worked there to learn their opinion of their career path with TSA.”