Guards at JFK caught asleep on the job

Posted at 7:11 PM, Jun 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-10 19:11:13-04

Some security guards were caught napping on the job at John F. Kennedy Airport, according to a New York Post article.

Stephen Jackson, 39, a recently fired supervisor at JFK, spoke to the NYC tabloid about guards sleeping during their shifts and supplied proof of three guards snoozing away at different checkpoints in the airport.

“It was a regular occurrence finding the guards sleeping,” said Jackson, a manager for FJC Security Services, which has about 300 security guards on call at the airport on Jamaica Bay.

Jackson monitored about 58-65 security guards over an eight-hour shift at JFK airport and he said he regularly found at least six sleeping on the job until May 28, where  he was dismissed for whistle-blowing and discrimination.

In response to the report, Port Authority spokeswoman Lisa MacSpadden said, “FJC guards should do their napping at home, not on the job.”

Last Friday, the PA fired the three employees caught napping in photos and banned them from working at Port Authority facilities.

Last October, a man broke into JFK’s security system for safety after his jet ski broke down and in 2007, the airport allegedly received a terrorist threat.