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.

Recognizing the Heroes of 9/11

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 […] Read More »

Remembering 9/11

As our country reflects on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) takes a moment to remember and honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost on this solemn date in history. Read More »

Behind the Scenes With the Airport Police

On the weekend before the anniversary of 9/11, CNBC has produced an important piece on airport policing at LAX that highlights the complex and multifaceted underpinnings of airport policing and what it takes to get it right. Read More »

AAAPO Welcomes New TSA Administrator

The American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) congratulates former Coast Guard Vice Commandant David Pekoske on his confirmation to lead the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Read More »

Insults Divide, Decency Unites

Attacks against police continue. Mere days after the ambush killing of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, New York State Trooper Joel Davis was killed when he approached a residence in response to a domestic dispute. Read More »

AAAPO Denounces Attacks Against Police Officers

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 […] Read More »

Officer Presence Near Screening Can Help Deter Crimes

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 […] Read More »

AAAPO Commends Capitol Police Response in Shooting

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. Read More »