LAAPOA News

LAAPOA Applauds Assistant Chief Appointments

LOS ANGELES — As we begin 2020 and a new decade, the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association is looking forward. On January 2, Chief of Airport Police Cecil W. Rhambo Jr. issued an emergency appointment of Officer Tyrone Stallings and Officer Latasha Wells-Amerson as Assistant Chiefs for the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Police Department’s […] Read More »

Road Ahead

A Year of Challenges, Changes and Achievements

LAAPOA contended with a wide variety of issues in 2019. In addition to spreading the word about initiatives we’re working on, the BOLO e-newsletter, press releases and other communications kept members, supporters, political leaders and the media informed with an expert perspective on broader airport policing topics, state political and legal developments, and concerns affecting the law enforcement profession nationwide. In case you missed anything, here’s a look back at the topics we brought to the forefront throughout the past year. Read More »

SB 542 Supports Officers in Their Fight Against Post-Traumatic Stress

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. Read More »

Thirteen Things to Remember About Vehicle Searches

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 […] Read More »

September 11: Never Forget

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 […] Read More »