CLEVELAND — The Transportation Security Administration plans to make some changes that will impact Cleveland.
The Federal Air Marshal Service field offices in several cities, including Cleveland, are slated to close in the coming years.
TSA stressed the move is intended to provide effective and efficient security and would not result in the elimination of any positions.
The entire written statement provided by TSA is as follows:
“As part of efforts to reallocate our workforce to allow the most effective security in the most efficient manner, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is realigning Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) field offices, while maintaining the FAM workforce. To be clear, no positions are being eliminated and this will not adversely impact the ability of the FAMS to maintain coverage aboard flights arriving from and departing for the affected airports. The realignment ensures the safety and security of the traveling public while maximizing coverage of flights representing the greatest risk for terrorist activity.”
A TSA representative confirmed to Fox 8 News that the Cleveland and Cincinnati field offices will close in June 2016.
Locations in San Diego and Tampa were expected to close by the end of the year.
The Pittsburgh and Phoenix offices were scheduled to close in June 2015.
Las Vegas, Seattle and Denver will be “assessed regularly.”