Despite the blue uniforms, TSA screeners are not law enforcement officers. (The blue uniforms with the shield patches were added to give the screeners credibility.) They do not carry weapons and cannot make arrests.

Or claim to be law enforcement officers. Michael Mazzone was arrested for pretending to be a sworn law enforcement officer.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/tsa_officer_charged_with_imper.html

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