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SJPD Airport Access

San Jose Police Officers may apply for an access control card for the Reid-Hillview Airport. 
To apply, complete the application​​ and submit with a photo copy of your current SJPD ID clearly showing the expiration date and your photo. You may drop the application at the RHV Airport Operations Office anytime between 0700-2200 7-days a week. If you would like to drop it off after that time, slide it under the Assistant Director's office door. You may also email the application to​.   Card-keys are usually ready the following day.
Expiration dates on the access cards are set to the expiration date of your SJPD ID. If your card expires, send a photo copy or scan of your new ID so we can renew the card.
If you have a card key and no longer need it but would like to give it to an officer that will be covering the areas around the Reid-Hillview Airport, submit the application with the new users information and the key number printed on the back of the card. That saves us about $10.00 and allows the card-key to continue to be used.
The following access is allowed by the SJPD card-keys, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week:
  • ​South entrance to the RHV Terminal building 24-hrs/day.
  • Access to the copy/break room and conference room within the terminal building.
  • Access through all pedestrian gates that have electronic access control.
  • Primary vehicle exit adjacent to the CAP building.
The following access is allowed by the SJPD card-keys between the hours of 2000-0800, 7-days a week.
  • ​Primary vehicle entrance gate
  • Fire vehicle entrance/exit gate
  • Victory Aviation vehicle entrance/exit gate.
​Driving on an airport is very different from driving on a road. We maintain some level of control over the vehicle gates while we are fully staffed to help ensure the safety of everybody, and limit the ​opportunities for vehicle interference on the runways and taxiways. 
Familiarize yourself with our Vehicle/Pedestrian Deviation information. All of these rules apply to law enforcement as well as civilians and failure to comply with them can create a paper work chain that leads all the way to Washington DC.
A basic synopsis of the rules includes:
  • ​You should never drive on the runways or taxiways while the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is operational without first getting positive confirmation from Air Traffic Control (ATC) that it is safe to do so. If you do not have an aviation radio, call the RHV ATCT at 408-272-7014.
  • Runways and taxiways under FAA control are commonly referred to as Movement Areas and are shaded green on this map​​.
  • Look for solid yellow line with one dashed yellow line​s​ on the pavement to denote the beginning of the movement area. This line denote the areas where you are not authorized to go without first obtaining ATC authorization. Do not cross these on foot or in a vehicle without first obtaining authorization from the FAA.
  • Aircraft always have the right-of-way. 
  • Many aircraft can not see you in front of them. Never assume that they can.
Last updated: 8/14/2018 10:14 AM