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TSA Rescinds Proposed Knife Carry‐On Policy

Washington, DC – Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its support and appreciation for the decision by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to rescind their policy that would allow passengers to carry‐on certain knives aboard commercial flights. In March, TSA announced its intention to remove certain pocket knives from their Prohibited Items List. When the announcement was made, FLEOA immediately expressed its opposition, citing the numerous safety issues the policy would create.

In response to TSA's announcement today, FLEOA National President Jon Adler stated, "I respect Administrator Pistole's willingness to embrace federal law enforcement stakeholder input, and ultimately reverse his decision on the knife carry‐on policy.  While we applaud this decision, it is imperative that the agency commit the appropriate level of resources to ensure the TSO's receive the proper training on search and detection techniques.  Congress should support this training commitment and allocate the necessary funds to sustain it."

FLEOA would like to recognize Sara Nelson and the International Flight Attendants Association for their outstanding advocacy on this important air travel safety issue.