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 […]
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.
Holiday travel season is well on its way, and this year is already a particularly hectic one at Los Angeles International Airport. It is the second busiest airport in the nation and is fresh off one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel seasons on record. With an ongoing construction project and significant changes made to ease […]
LOS ANGELES — Today, LAWA’s CEO Deborah Flint announced that she will be leaving her position with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in March 2020. CEO Flint took the reins of LAWA at a time when several areas of the airports were neglected and when, in fact, Ontario Airport seceded from the organization. LAX had […]
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association congratulates Cecil Rhambo on his swearing-in as Los Angeles Airport Police chief on Wednesday, November 6, and warmly welcomes him to his new post. In the history of the LAXPD, which dates back to 1946, no police chief or safety/security executive has had the depth […]
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 […]