COST EFFECTIVENESS OF ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF PROVIDING AIRPORT SECURITY AT HAWAII STATE AIRPORTS

Security service at Hawaii's State airports is presently provided jointly by a number or organizations. The Federal Government provides customs, immigration, and agricultural inspections. Airlines provide primary preboard screening, as required by federal (FAA) regulation. The remaining security functions -- patroling, guarding, traffic control -- come under State jurisdiction and are discharged under State contract by a private security service (Burns International) either with county police assistance (Honolulu International, Hilo, and Keahole Airports) or with the assistance of state security personnel (Maui and Kauai). In this study, we analyzed the cost-effectiveness of alternative methods of providing that airport security which comes under State jurisdiction was analyzed. Costs per man-hour among the modes presently in use at Hawaii's state airports were compared. These comparisons, for 1975, indicate that the principal differences lie in personnel costs. These stem from policy differences in the mix of personnel used as well as in personnel compensation. Focusing the analyses on Honolulu International Airport (HIA), it was noted that the present arrangement -- using both private contract security personnel and police officers from the Honolulu Police Department -- is not the most costly arrangement possible. Personnel costs would have been 49% higher had all the security services been provided by police officers, assuming the respective personnel policies remained unchanged.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Hawaii Dept. of Budget and Finance, Honolulu. Sponsored in part by Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30308

    Hawaii Department of Budget and Finance

    415 South Beretania Street, State Capital
    Honolulu, HI  USA 

    Department of Health, Education and Welfare

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Mak, J
    • Fallin, L
    • Pattur, J
    • Szocik, C
    • Tanaka, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM