Up until 30 June - security at the Syracuse,NY Hancock airport was handled by the Syracuse,NY police dept. Most of the officers were on overtime. The cost to the city was about $60 per hour. This cost was, of course passed on to the airlines and ultimately to the consumer. The city has just hired a private security agency to take over duties. Many of the employees will be off duty police officers - the same who were making $60 directly from the city. Their pay now from their new employer will be about $35 an hour. The PBA wants to take this to court - in part because they say off duty cops have no authority to make arrests. Thoughts? Salty ps - many in Syracuse drive to Rochester to fly as it is much cheaper. Our mayor says this will help reduce costs of flights out of the Salt City.