Broward Increases Security Spending at Fort Lauderdale Airport and Port


Actors take cover during a mock drill at Port Everglades during a multi-agency exercise to practice emergency response skills in a mock terrorist attack with hostages on April 16, 2015. (Mike Stocker / Sun Sentinel)


11-27-2017 - SUN SENTINEL

By Anthony Man

With more travelers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, Broward County is spending more for security at both locations.

County commissioners voted Tuesday to increase the maximum amount of money that can be paid to contractor Allied Universal Security Services.

The county pays the company to provide security at places like the exits at airport concourses to prevent people from entering instead of going through security screening. And the company’s workers help with traffic at crosswalks, loading zones at terminals and in parking lots and garages.

Commissioners approved the contract revision but didn’t discuss it. According to county documents, the maximum that can be paid to Allied Universal in the current fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, is $23.4 million. That’s an increase of $5.7 million, or 32 percent.  CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE