The American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) is composed of rank-and-file airport police officers (including many dual police/aircraft rescue firefighters) who stand as the first line of defense against terrorist attacks, hijackings and other criminal activity at our nation’s airports.
With the recent commemoration of the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the nation mourned and honored the numerous lives lost on this tragic date in history. However, this occasion also reminds our country that 9/11 first responders continue to suffer from the life-altering and, in some cases, life-taking health effects of the work they performed […]
This morning, Officer Miosotis Familia, a 12-year NYPD veteran, former Red Cross worker and mother of three, was ambushed, shot and killed by a parolee while sitting in her police vehicle in the Bronx. Today’s incident comes on the heels of last week’s shooting of San Antonio Police Officers Miguel Moreno and Julio Cavazos as […]
Last week, at Orlando International Airport, a TSA agent was arrested and fired for taking cash out of a passenger’s purse. The AAAPO commends TSA for taking swift action to rectify this situation. The passenger in question was pulled aside for additional screening but complained that she could not see her belongings during the pat-down […]
The American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) thanks House Homeland Security Committee member Congressman Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.) for authoring and getting approved an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2825) in support of the law enforcement reimbursement program at DHS.
Today’s tragic shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, involving members of Congress, law enforcement and others practicing for an upcoming bipartisan congressional baseball game, highlights the bravery and heroism of the Capitol Police who were on site and engaged the shooter. These brave officers saved countless lives due to their quick action and courageousness.