The Sacramento Metropolitan Airport opened in 1967. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has provided security and law enforcement
service to the airport since it opened. The airport was renamed Sacramento International Airport in 1996.
The new millennium ushered in many more changes with the unfortunate national tragedy that changed airport security forever. Thankfully, September 11th did not deter
growth at Sacramento International Airport contrary to the national trend. In 2002, the International Arrivals building was added to accommodate international flights.
In 2011, the new Terminal B and concourse was opened to replace the International Arrivals building and the aging Terminal B.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department provides the airport with law enforcement services around the clock. Deputies respond to law enforcement concerns on or
around the airport property and work closely with airport staff, airlines, firefighters, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA),
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to provide a safe environment
at Sacramento International Airport.
8.6 million travelers regularly use the airport every year. The Sheriff’s Department Airport Bureau will continue to evolve to ensure the law enforcement needs of the
airport are met, helping provide a safe and enjoyable airport for the traveling public.