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Garrison Protective Services Fined $50,000 for Airport Security Violations

Garrison Protective Services of Florida, Inc., was fined $50,000 by a U.S. District Court judge in Miami, FL, for falsely certifying to FAA that it had completed required background checks on more than 100 airport security screeners and cargo handlers holding security positions at Miami International Airport. The fines will be used by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department for aviation security enforcement. Garrison must also submit to a financial and security program audit by a court-approved auditor and follow any recommendations. The investigation was conducted jointly by OIG and the Miami-Dade Aviation Department with assistance from FAA.