I come from time to time to RI to visit my company headquaters. This time I stayed over the weekend so I decided to take some plane pictures. Last Saturday (July 13th) I went to the PVD airport and found a nice spot near the runway with the planes landing. Of course I was outside the fence. Since that was next to the road close to the one of the emergency gates some people was stopping by with their cars and watched the planes landing for some time. I was taking pictures for more than 2 hours. The airport fire engine passed by and after like 5 minutes RI Airport Police car came to me. They asked me (through the fence) for my id so I showed them my Polish driving license. I additionally told them that I came to RI to GTECH (known their) since I work for them. The guy told me "They don't want you to take the pictures of the planes." so I asked him who are "they". "FAA" he says. So I told him that there is no FAA regulations forbidding taking pictures. He was not nice afterwards. He basically told me that he does what he is told to do and I have to stop taking pictures and leave. I still wanted to discuss the issue with him but he didn't want to discuss it by telling me that if I don't leave right now he will call the Warwick police to come over on the other side of the fence to hold me to settle the issue. I said that I am gona leave but I recommend to him check that there is no regulation forbidding taking plane pictures. They followed me in their car when I was walking along the fence to get to my car.
I am cosidering calling Airport Police Chief to talk to him about the issue.