April 30, 2013
An exclusive NBC 5 investigation uncovered police reports showing workers at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport abusing their security badges, even using them to help family and friends skip the checkpoints to board flights.
Government officials and a top airline executive were among those caught.
“Sometimes, unfortunately, humans do some really stupid things,” said airport security consultant, Larry Wansley.
At DFW, thousands of employees have Secure Identification Display Area (SIDA) badges. But SIDA badges can only be used by employees that are on-duty and they’re not allowed to take anyone else through the door with them.