LAAPOA News

As Airport Homeless Population Grows, LAXPD’s Crisis Intervention Team Responds

With homelessness on the rise across the United States, major metropolitan airports must increasingly contend with the issue of people seeking shelter in their public spaces. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are among the busy travel hubs that have struggled to handle a surging homeless population, and just last week, Dallas–Fort […] Read More »

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 »

Trauma

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 »