Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

All departing passengers are required by U.S. law to go through a security screening, operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Being prepared before you arrive at the airport creates a quick and stress-free travel experience. Plan ahead with useful tips from TSA.

Security Checkpoint

Only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond the security checkpoints. (Arrangements can be made with the airlines for non-travelers accompanying children, and travelers needing special assistance to get to the gate.)

Additional security checkpoint tips:

  • Each traveler will be limited to one carry-on bag and one personal bag. (Passengers can click here to know what items are allowed in carry-on baggage.)
  • Each traveler must be prepared to show valid ID and boarding pass before arriving to the security checkpoint.
  • Be prepared to remove all liquids and electronics items, including laptops, from carry-on baggage.
  • Remove shoes, outerwear, bulky jewelry and metal objects (such as keys) prior to passing through the metal detectors.

* Travelers and their bags may be subject to additional screening at the gate.

Real ID

Travelers will be required to provide either a real ID or another TSA-approved form of identification in order to fly after October 1, 2021.

Prohibited Items

Know what you can pack before arriving at the airport by checking the prohibited items list. Carrying prohibited items may cause delays for you and other travelers, but they may also lead to fines and sometimes even arrest.

3-1-1 Liquids Rule

Passengers are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Placing these items in the small bag and separating from carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process. Pack items that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage.

If you plan to carry baby formula/food, medications or other liquids (for medical needs/conditions) onto your flight click here for more information.

Disabilities and Medical Condition

Travelers with disabilities may consult with a TSA officer about the best way to address any concerns during the screening process. You may provide the officer with the TSA notification card  or other medical documentation to describe your condition. If you have other questions or concerns about traveling with a disability please contact passenger support.  

Traveling With Children

The TSA is required to screen everyone, regardless of age (even babies), before they can go through the security checkpoint. Read these tips  on how to make this process go more smoothly. Security officers will approach children gently and treat them with respect. If a child becomes uncomfortable or upset, security officers will consult parents about the best way to relieve the child’s concern.

Monroe Police Department

Security is our top priority for the Monroe Police Department (MPD) while stationed at the Monroe Regional Airport (MLU). The Monroe Police Department mission is to enhance the safety for passengers traveling or visiting the Monroe Regional Airport. 

The Monroe Police Department provides security for the terminal, buildings on the property as well as for the aircrafts flying into the airport or stationed on the tar mac. This is done with some assistance from TSA agents. The Monroe Police Officers assist the public with information and ensure traffic laws are being followed. They are required to patrol secure and sterile areas, checking for unauthorized vehicles and personnel or any suspicious/unattended packages. 

Please note that when dropping off or picking up a passenger(s), unattended vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed at owners’ expense. If your plans require you to wait for an extended period of time, we ask that you park in the appropriate parking areas.