While featuring some of the nation's strictest port security measures, JAXPORT facilities remain among the most efficient in the South Atlantic
The JAXPORT Department of Public Safety’s comprehensive security program is designed to meet mandates of the Federal Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002, enforced by the United States Coast Guard.
JAXPORT public safety operations are in effect around the clock, 365 days a year. Physical security measures, technology and patrol officers are integrated seamlessly to offer visitors and tenants a safe, secure and productive environment.
There are two required credentials for personnel seeking regular access to JAXPORT facilities.
- A valid TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential); a federally-issued photo ID which includes biometric information and requires a background check.
- The JAXPORT Business Purpose Credential, a JAXPORT-issued photo ID that is linked to the TWIC.
In addition to maintaining federal and state mandated port facility security requirements, JAXPORT’s Public Safety Department conducts Maritime Security (MARSEC) awareness training, security drills and exercises, responses to security incidents or threats, implementations of MARSEC level changes, vessel Declarations of Security, security assessments/audits and oversight of contract security forces.