Security at Kansas City International Airport is handled by two entities working closely as a team.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for the security of airline passengers, their belongings and the aircraft. Visit the TSA Web site for security information, packing guidelines and official travel tips.

KCI Airport Police is responsible for the safety and security of everyone who uses KCI. Their jurisdiction includes the terminal buildings, all roads and parking lots.

The Kansas City Aviation Department and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are dedicated to making your travel experience safe and secure. We ask you to take a moment to become familiar with some important security measures. By reviewing them now, you will save time at the airport.

The key to getting through the airport faster is being prepared. Take these steps in order to minimize time at security checkpoints:

  • Pack luggage in layers (this increases visibility when baggage is scanned)
  • Ready your boarding pass and ID
  • Take off outer garments and shoes
  • Place any loose metal objects in your carry-on
  • Remove your laptop from your bag and place it in the bin
  • Passengers should consider placing additional items in checked baggage since this will ensure a more efficient screening process at TSA screening checkpoints (passengers are reminded that the air carriers request they bring only one carry-on bag and one personal item per person).
  • Passengers are encouraged to have prescription cards for all medications including syringes. Medications should be in original packaging.
  • Passengers can also expect additional security procedures to be in place including possible body pat downs.
  • Passengers should give themselves extra time to check in and proceed through the security checkpoint before their flight, especially during the busy holiday travel season.
Liquids: Keep in mind that liquids are allowed in carry-on luggage only in accordance with the TSA’s 3-1-1 format. Please review this policy.


BatteriesClick here for more information if you’re traveling with battery-powered equipment.

Food/GiftsClick here for more information. There are some exceptions to these policies for customers with disabilities and medical conditions.

Visa/Passport Information: Visit the Department of Homeland Security Web site for more information.