Public Safety


The Department of Public Safety at the Port of Huntsville (POH) strives to provide world-class police, fire and first response EMS services and protection to the Port of Huntsville community. Those we serve include passengers and visitors to Huntsville International Airport (HSV), those doing business at the International Intermodal Center and Jetplex Industrial Park, and the many tenants and employees involved on the Port of Huntsville campus every day.

Originally organized as the airport police, the POH Department of Public Safety was formed in 1996. This transformed our agency into the only one in the State of Alabama that fully cross trains sworn members as both certified police officers and career firefighters.

It is our belief that honesty, excellent public service and effective community partnerships are the cornerstones of a professional public safety organization.

Protect Your Every Day

Ask HSV Public Safety – Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of airport-related questions, visit the HSV FAQs page.

I need to file a police report.

Call the Airport Communications Center at 256-461-1116.

How can I obtain a copy of an accident report?

Accident reports may be requested by calling 256-258-1240. You will need to provide the following information when you request a copy:.

  1. Valid ID
  2. Accident report number
  3. Date and location of the incident
  • If your accident was investigated by the City of Huntsville Police Department, call (256) 427-7020.
  • If your accident was investigated by the Alabama State Troopers, call (256) 539-0681.
I received a citation. What should I do now?

Follow the instructions on your citation. For additional information, please contact the Huntsville Municipal Court at (256) 427-7810.

Suspicious activity: See Something. Say Something.

If you believe you have witnessed suspicious drug or criminal activity on HSV property, please call

I want to anonymously share information about a crime.

Crime tips may be reported to the Airport Communications Center at (256) 461-1116. You are not required to give your name. Tips may also be submitted by email to Do not use email to report emergencies.

What items can I bring on a flight?

Visit the TSA web site for a complete listing of items approved for flight.

My car was towed. What should I do now?

Call the Airport Communications Center at (256) 461-1116 to confirm your vehicle was towed. They will provide guidance on which wrecker service impounded your vehicle and provide a contact number for all impound information.

My car won’t start or I have a flat tire in your parking facility. Whom can I call?

Emergency call boxes are located across from the elevators inside the parking deck at HSV. Push the red button for help. Or, at any time you need emergency assistance while at the Port of Huntsville, call

I would like to register a compliment or complaint regarding a ticket, citation, warning, or other public safety action.

Compliments: If you see a Huntsville International Airport Public Safety Officer perform outstanding work,
tell us about it.

Complaints: The Port of Huntsville Public Safety Department accepts all complaints alleging an act or acts that, if proven true, would be a violation of departmental regulations, procedures, rules or a violation of any applicable state law or court decisions. Any person who is the affected party and believes the law or department policy has been violated may file a complaint. Complaints will be forwarded to the Chief of Public Safety for initiation of a professional standards review. Maintaining public confidence demands that the department investigate and properly adjudicate complaints against its employees.

Allegations may be submitted in person, by mail, by phone or e-mail.
• In person, please call the comm center at 256-258-1246 to have an officer come to you wherever you are on the HSV property.
• By mail:  Port of Huntsville, 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd, Huntsville AL, 35801 ATTN: Public Safety
• By phone:  256-258-1246
• By email:

Contact the Public Safety Department

Our public safety officers provide 24-hour on site service for police, fire, and emergency medical services.

For assistance or to file
a Police Report:

P: (256) 461-1116

Chief Chris Scott

Department of Public Safety

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