Not only are security personnel not checking bags for dangerous devices, there are also reports that sometimes, they're falling asleep on the job. A document presented to the airport from local law enforcement outlines how one guard fell asleep for nearly 20 minutes. The Sky Harbor employee said that happens a lot.
"I've seen security guards fast asleep where they've not even looked up to see somebody walk through the checkpoint," the employee said.
Airport officials told KNXV-TV that allowing employee bags to go unchecked is a common practice. But when the clock strikes 4:30 a.m., security detail goes back to normal: TSA takes over, the X-rays are turned back on, the metal detectors work and everyone, including incoming employees like the ones who went by unchecked all night long, are screened.
The Sky Harbor employee doesn't think enough is being done. And that employee is not sure management is going to do anything to increase security.
"No one's doing anything about it," the employee said. "Management knows. I know management knows."
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