JFK guards dozing in photos

JFK guards dozing in photos

Posted: Updated:
New York Post New York Post
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

FJC security guards assigned to protect some of the most sensitive areas of Kennedy Airport were caught sleeping on the job. FJC said they're being shown the door, but a top counter terrorism expert said it is just one sign of a much bigger problem.

Photos taken by a former supervisor show guards who appear to be asleep while supposedly on duty and on the lookout for intruders and terrorists at JFK (NY Post photos). Stephen Jackson, the former FJC security supervisor who took the photos, said company officials ignored his complaints about their lack of performance.

FJC said it fired Jackson on May 29, 2013, and that he is a disgruntled ex-employee and not a whistleblower.

Juval Aviv, a counter terrorism expert, said this is a problem. He said these guards are neither properly trained not supervised and are just "warm bodies" put in important places.

The guards make less than $20 an hour with benefits, but sources told Fox 5 that the FJC contract with the Port Authority airports and facilities is worth about $100 million a year. The Port Authority said it will not tolerate poor performance and that "we immediately directed FJC to permanently remove from Port Authority premises the guards shown sleeping in photos and/or video as well as any other guards caught sleeping at our facilities."

Sources told Fox 5 that FJC's lucrative contract with the Port Authority is on the line, and that other companies are bidding for the business.

FJC said it has processes in place to ensure their employees do their jobs.

  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • Security stepped up for Electric Zoo Festival

    Security stepped up for Electric Zoo Festival

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:34:04 GMT
    Festival goers to one of the most popular events of the summer in New York City will see major changes this weekend.  The Electric Zoo festival featuring headliner David Guetta takes place Saturday and Sunday on Randall's Island. Organizers are expecting 45,000 people, daily. Last year's party was cut short after the deaths of  Olivia Rotundo, 20, of Providence, R.I. and Jeffrey Russ, 23, of Rochester, N.Y. 
    Festival goers to one of the most popular events of the summer in New York City will see major changes this weekend.  The Electric Zoo festival featuring headliner David Guetta takes place Saturday and Sunday on Randall's Island. Organizers are expecting 45,000 people, daily. Last year's party was cut short after the deaths of  Olivia Rotundo, 20, of Providence, R.I. and Jeffrey Russ, 23, of Rochester, N.Y. 
  • Arrest made in attack of mother, children

    Arrest made in attack of mother, children

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:18:52 GMT
    The NYPD arrested a suspect in the attempted sexual assault of a mother in front of her three children.  Police say they busted Pedro Vargas, 48, of Yonkers on Thursday.  Chilling surveillance video released by cops showed a  man pretending to be a livery cab driver, pulling the woman out of a car, elbowing her five-year-old child in the face and tossing her three-year-old child onto a sidewalk in Queens.
    The NYPD arrested a suspect in the attempted sexual assault of a mother in front of her three children.  Police say they busted Pedro Vargas, 48, of Yonkers on Thursday.  Chilling surveillance video released by cops showed a  man pretending to be a livery cab driver, pulling the woman out of a car, elbowing her five-year-old child in the face and tossing her three-year-old child onto a sidewalk in Queens.
  • Mayor pushes back pre-k concerns

    Mayor pushes back pre-k concerns

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:16:46 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, educators and city leaders gathered at p.s. 307 in Brooklyn on Thursday to talk with pride about more than 50,000 kids who have enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Universal full-day pre-k was a platform of his campaign when he ran for mayor.Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina also feels the pre-k program is ready for launch.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, educators and city leaders gathered at p.s. 307 in Brooklyn on Thursday to talk with pride about more than 50,000 kids who have enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Universal full-day pre-k was a platform of his campaign when he ran for mayor.Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina also feels the pre-k program is ready for launch.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices