On October 1, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 542, which allows first responders to seek workers’ compensation for post-traumatic stress caused by their jobs. It was a momentous occasion that marked a significant victory for members of law enforcement, who deal with incredible stress every day and often feel forced to suffer in silence.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association commends the appointment of Cecil Rhambo as chief of the Los Angeles Airport Police. Los Angeles World Airports has never before had a chief of the caliber and experience of Mr. Rhambo, who has served with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and commanded in areas […]
Since the invention of the automobile, police, lawmakers and courts have wrestled with the question of how motor vehicles fit into the Fourth Amendment’s declaration of “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” In the effort to reasonably balance the legitimate interests […]
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States of America. Nearly two decades later, our country has not forgotten the sacrifices made on that fateful day. First responders and their families still bear the brunt of these lasting impacts, but with the passage of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act on […]
The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) is pleased to announce a new benefit available to Airport Police officers and other Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) employees. The LAXPD University program offers tuition reimbursement for qualifying personnel to enhance their job proficiency through education and training. The program offers a maximum benefit of $6,500 […]
In the wake of Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) announcement that they intend to appoint Chief of Airport Police David L. Maggard Jr. as the Deputy Executive Director for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security, effective August 5, LAAPOA has reflected on its standards and values in desired leadership. LAAPOA has voiced its concerns over Maggard’s […]
In the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting or other high-stakes law enforcement encounter, emotions are heightened for all concerned — the police who took necessary action to stop a threat to themselves or others, bystanders who witnessed a distressing event, family members who may be shocked or grieving, and the community grappling with the repercussions […]
On July 29, President Donald Trump signed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund legislation into law, extending a financial lifeline to the thousands of police officers and firefighters suffering from illnesses related to the September 11 terrorist attacks. This was a great day for America, and particularly for first responders. Action on the bill followed months of […]