TSA Agents at Rapid City Regional Airport are responsible for ensuring the security of all airport passengers and employees. The TSA may change their procedures without warning, but here’s a rundown of what you can expect.
Rapid City Regional Airport now offers TSA Pre✓® services to expedite the security screening process. Join the program before your trip!
In Rapid City, the enrollment center is located at the Rapid City Driver Exam Station, 1301 E. Catron Boulevard. Days: Wednesday & Thursday; Hours: 9:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
Mobile Boarding Technology
Rapid City Regional Airport features modern day mobile boarding pass technology. Passengers may access their boarding passes using any mobile device.
Check with TSA before you fly and what you can and can’t bring with you in your carryon bags.
The TSA uses walk-through imaging technology and metal detectors to screen passengers for both metallic and non-metallic threats like weapons and explosives. Passengers can usually ask to forgo an imaging screening in favor of a physical screening, but this may not always be the case depending on numerous factors. Ultimately, policies and procedures are decided by the TSA and its agents at the airport.
Pat-down procedures are used to determine whether passengers are attempting to conceal prohibited items and is generally used only if the screening technology is set off. However, this is not always the case and pat-down procedures may be used for a number of reasons. Pat-downs will always be performed by an officer of the same gender, who will thoroughly explain the process while executing the steps necessary to determine no threat items are detected.
Checked Baggage Screening
When you check in at the airport, your checked baggage will be provided to TSA agents for security screening. Once the screening process is finished, your airline will be responsible for transporting your luggage to your plane, then to the baggage claim area. Most checked bag screenings are completed without the need to open your luggage.
Visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website for more on safety procedures, tips and FAQs.