NASA Ames Research Center Personnel Recognized

AEPS executives recognized NASA Ames Research Center Personnel for their exemplary service in processing visitors and Ames Center personnel for badges and passes. On August 23, 2017, members of the leadership team visited the Badging Office, Visitor Pass and ID Office, and the Personnel Security Office at the Moffett Field, California facility. NASA’s Ames Research Center, one of ten NASA field centers, conducts world-class research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology, and science aligned with the center’s core capabilities.

Eligibility for Training Programs

Important Information Regarding HB 1508

On September 1, 2017, House Bill 1508 (85th Leg., Reg. Sess.) becomes effective. This bill places requirements on entities offering educational training programs that prepare an individual for an initial occupational license. This includes level III and level IV training schools, as well as guard companies that offer in-house level II training. These training providers must notify each enrollee of the following:

  • The potential ineligibility of an individual who has been convicted of a criminal offense;
  • The department’s current eligibility guidelines (the board’s administrative rules) issued under Occupations Code, Section 53.025;
  • Any other state or local restriction or guideline used by the department to determine the eligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense; and
  • The right to request a criminal history evaluation under Occupations Code Section 53.102.

Pursuant to HB 1508, if an individual is denied an occupational license based on their criminal history and the training provider failed to provide the individual the above information, the training provider will be required to refund the amount of any tuition paid and corresponding application and examination fees.

For purposes of compliance with these requirements it is recommended training schools and other licensees that offer in house level II training communicate the following text directly to the prospective applicant, whether by email or other correspondence, or on the application for admission to a course.

“Please be advised under the Private Security Act (Occ. Code Chapter 1702) and Administrative Rule 35.4 (37 Tex. Admin. Code 1), a criminal conviction may disqualify you from a registration, commission or license under the Act. You may wish to review Rule 35.4’s list of disqualifying offenses and the related periods of ineligibility, available on the department’s website. You also have a right to request from the department a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code Section 53.102.”

AEPS Awarded FAA Western Area National Security Operations Contract

American Eagle Protective Services (AEPS), a national provider of security services to the Federal Government, has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Western Area.

The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. The Western-Pacific Region oversees four states and three U.S. territories. It has 68 certified airports in the region, 4 of which are in the nation’s Top 10 busiest.

AEPS is excited and honored to be considered for this important and prestigious contract to be part of a program for first line defense to protect our nation’s airways.

AEPS Recognized by Federal Protective Service

AEPS is pleased to be recognized by Federal Protective Service (FPS) Region 1 for the work our Protective Service Officers provide in the Greater Boston and New England areas. This support assisted FPS in being recognized for the Federal Law Enforcement efforts in keeping New England safe.

FPS Region 1 Director stated, “It was an honor to accept this award on behalf of FPS Region 1. Specifically I wanted to pass along my appreciation to American Eagle Protective Services. The efforts of the Protective Service Officers (PSO) in keeping the tenants of New England safe and secure is quite often a talking point in many of the meetings that I attend. This award was given to FPS R1 for the outstanding efforts our FPS staff and our PSO cadre. Collectively our staffs are the driving force behind this appreciation from the FEB and the federal community. Their professionalism and extraordinary work is recognized and highly appreciated by the federal agencies.

AEPS Wins TSA Contract

American Eagle Protective Services (AEPS), a national provider of security services to the Federal Government, has been selected by the Transportation Security Administration as one of the select few companies to participate in the Screening Partnership Program (SPP) Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The ten-year contract will run through 2026.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for check point and baggage screening services at 421 commercial airports nationwide. Commercial airports can apply to TSA’s Screening Partnership Program (SPP). After approval from TSA and a competitive bidding process, airports transition to private screeners while maintaining TSA oversight and the corresponding increased level of security implemented since 9/11.

AEPS is excited and honored to be considered for this important and prestigious contract to be part of a program for first line defense to protect our nation’s airways.

AEPS Gives Smiles to Austin Children

AEPS is active in the Austin community and regularly provides charity organizations with tickets to special events around Austin. Here, AEPS Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Norman presents Dell Children’s Hospital Director of Child Life Kimberly Korte with tickets to the “Disney on Ice” event at Cedar Park Center. We are thrilled to have the children attend this awesome event.