Press Release

Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association

Congresswoman Waters Requests FY25 Funding for LAXPD’s Vehicle Fleet, Equipment and Upgrades

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), representing California’s 43rd District, announced her Community Project Funding requests for inclusion in fiscal year (FY) 2025 Appropriations Legislation on Friday, May 17. Among those prioritized was the LAX Police Department’s request for $963,000 in federal funding to upgrade its vehicle fleet and equipment (

“I was proud to request Community Project Funding for the LAXPD Vehicle Fleet, Upgrades and Equipment Project,” Congresswoman Waters said. “I will be working closely with my colleagues to secure full funding for this important project. LAX in my district is one of the world’s busiest airports, and this project will enhance the ability of the LAX Police Department to ensure the safety and security of LAX and protect the thousands of workers and passengers who pass through this major airport every day.”

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and Councilmember Traci Park also expressed support.

“I appreciate Congresswoman Waters prioritizing LAXPD’s vehicle fleet and equipment in the FY25 federal funding cycle,” Bass said. “Having served with her in Congress for many years, I am aware of the respect she elicits among her peers. Her endorsement of this project will benefit from her leadership and support as the FY25 process progresses.”

“I’d like to thank Congresswoman Waters for her support of LAXPD and its equipment needs,” Park said. “The congresswoman is an ardent supporter of our community and its safety.”

“On behalf of LAAPOA, I thank Congresswoman Maxine Waters for supporting the safety of the airport and her community of LAX,” LAAPOA President Marshall McClain said. “There is no one who fights harder for her constituents than the congresswoman. As a majority–minority force, the congresswoman has always appreciated the perspective of LAAPOA on important and timely matters. We value our longstanding working relationship with her and look forward to working with her for many years to come.”

It’s been challenging in the past for LAXPD to have timely maintenance and replacement of its police vehicle fleet. These crucial funds will be used to support purchasing vehicles and upgrading equipment that have been in various states of disrepair.