Drones and Shutdown Disruptions Threaten Airport Security

With another drone scare bringing a major airport to a standstill and the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history impacting critical operations, 2019 has been off to a rough start for aviation security. On January 22, air-traffic controllers suspended flights at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey after two passenger planes reported unmanned […] Read More »

Wrapping Up Another Busy Year

Events at LAX, in the world of aviation security and throughout the entire field of law enforcement continued rapidly evolving in 2018, and LAAPOA was there to meet them head-on. Along with our partners in the American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO), we stayed at the forefront of the manifold issues facing us, continuing […] Read More »

A Lump of Coal for LAXPD

The good news is that LAX is thriving. Passenger traffic is up, and the airport is expanding. We are seeing major investments with LAX’s massive modernization initiative — $2.8 billion was just approved for a multi-year consolidated rental car facility; $209 million for a West Intermodal Transportation Facility; $4.9 billion for an automated people mover; $515.8 million […] Read More »

Thank You

Dear LAAPOA Member, It has been a long, hard fought election and I would like to express my heartfelt thank you for your continued support re-electing me to the office of LAAPOA President. I am honored and humbled to represent you for another term. It has been an honor and I pledge to you that […] Read More »

Halloween Safety Tips

It’s time for ghouls and goblins — as well as trick-or-treaters — to come out to play. But do take care. Children are more than twice as likely to be fatally struck by a car on Halloween as on any other day of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization that helps […] Read More »

Motor Officer

Another Sign of Decline in Proactive Policing

New data released by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) shows a significant drop in police-initiated contacts with the public over a four-year period. The finding adds to other evidence suggesting law enforcement officers are increasingly reluctant to make stops and use necessary force — not a surprising development, considering the highly charged public and political discourse surrounding policing issues today. Read More »