The Hanscom Field Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge process entails several steps: the application completion and submission, a fingerprint scan with a Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) performed by the Massachusetts State Police, Security Threat Assessment (STA) by the Transportation Security Administration, Security (SIDA) Training, Driver Training and ID badge issuance. The mandatory security training will explain the Hanscom SIDA Badge program and should answer any questions you may have.
Hanscom Field Security Badge Office:
781-869-8020 or BEDSBO@Massport.com
SBO Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM & Wednesdays 12:00 PM -5:00 PM
Massachusetts State Police Fingerprinting Office:
State Police Fingerprinting Hours: Wednesday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 8:00PM and Thursday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, excluding holidays.
To apply for a SIDA badge at Hanscom Field, please perform the following steps, which are further detailed in the application:
Step 1: Application Package Completion
Complete the enclosed two-page
SIDA application (type or print legibly). Email applications are not accepted. Step 2: Application Package Submission
Application fees are non-refundable and are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the Members of the Authority. Step 3: Fingerprint Submission
Step 4: Schedule and Complete Training
Step 5: Badge Issuance
It is imperative that you complete this application process in a timely fashion. Applications older than 90 days will be void and you will be required to resubmit another application and fee.
If you have any questions on the SIDA Badge process, please contact our office at
781-869-8020 or BEDSBO@Massport.com.