Roaming airport screeners look for people with something to hideSubmitted by go213mph on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 17:01
The officer was not a typical Transportation Security Administration screener. He was a specially trained Behavior Detection Officer. BDOs work in the agency's Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques program (SPOT) and are trained to study a person's face and body language for hints of his mental state.
They roam all parts of the airport, including curbside.
"Officers are screening travelers for involuntary physical and physiological reactions that people exhibit in response to a fear of being discovered," the TSA says on its website.