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TWIC Escorting Requirements & Eligibility

The Port of Galveston’s (POG) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Escorting Policies and Procedures have changed. There is a new POG TWIC escort application and application process with new requirements. The new applications will be made available beginning November 4, 2010. Applications will be available at the Port Police Station located at 2803 Wharf Road and the Port of Galveston Main Offices located at 123 Rosenberg on the 8th floor. Current TWIC escorts are not required to submit a new application at this time. Upon initial request or renewal of Port of Galveston TWIC escorting privileges the new application must be completed. Effective November 15, 2010 applications must be submitted at least seven (7) days prior to assignment as a POG TWIC escort. All applications are subject to approval.

Download TWIC Escort Application 

The following requirements must be met as part of the new application process:


  • Have a valid TWIC
  • Have a valid State issued Driver’s License and valid vehicle insurance (if operating a motor vehicle on the Port)
  • Have a valid State issued Identification Card, Passport, or other authorized identification as per the Port of Galveston’s Facility Security Plan (if not operating a motor vehicle on the Port)
  • Sign a POG Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Complete POG training on relevant TWIC Escorting procedures and in accordance with the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 and 33 CFR 105.215
  • Sponsorship by a Company operating under a Lease Agreement, Berthing Agreement, Operating Agreement, Operating or Terminal Services Agreement, or Concession Agreement with the Galveston Wharves or the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation, or other authorized Licensing as per the Port of Galveston Tariff Circular Number 6, Items 110 and 111.

Once the application has been reviewed, the applicant will receive the notice of approval or denial via email. Please direct any questions to the Port of Galveston Police Department at (409) 766-6173.

*Applicants may be eligible for exemption if sponsored by a Company operating under a Lease Agreement, Berthing Agreement, Operating Agreement, Operating or Terminal Services Agreement, or Concession Agreement with the Galveston Wharves or the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation, or other authorized Licensing as per the Port of Galveston Tariff Circular Number 6, Items 110 and 111. Applicant’s sponsoring company takes full responsibility for all liabilities, insurance requirements as per the Port of Galveston Tariff Circular Number 6, Items 605 and 610, and any civil penalties which may be imposed as a result of applicant’s failure to carry out the duties and responsibilities of an approved POG TWIC escort.*


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