The Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) consists of field investigative and operational activities that support federal, state, and local agencies by denying anyone who would threaten national security access to the National Airspace System.
We take regulatory enforcement actions and, as appropriate, provide aviation-related support to law enforcement agencies seeking criminal prosecution or conducting airborne drug interdiction. Agents also provide training to law enforcement officers in aviation smuggling techniques and FAA resources.
The LEAP is run by FAA headquarters Office of National Security Programs and Incident Response, and special agents assigned to the Law Enforcement Assistance Program Division.
- Aviation Guide (updated 9/18/2018) (PDF, 13 MB)
- Contact LEAP@faa.gov for access.
- Note: This is a resource designed for law enforcement agents conducting investigations in an airport environment. The document does not address UAS investigations. For further information on UAS, please visit the Public Safety Toolkit for Drones at: http://www.faa.gov/uas/public_safety_gov/.