A Salute to Those Who Have Served Our Country and Our Communities

Every November 11 for more than a century, people across the United States have paid tribute to the veterans who served our country honorably during war and in peacetime. This holiday is especially meaningful to the law enforcement community, which has welcomed many military veterans to its ranks over the years. Today, LAAPOA honors all […] Read More »

Enough Is Enough: It’s Time to Hold Maggard Accountable

Across the country, leaders of police departments are being placed on administrative leave, resigning or even being fired amid mass protests that have swept the nation in a backlash that started with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Cancel culture has engulfed America. It is ruling the day — no judge, no jury, just swift and […] Read More »

Help and Hope for Officers Struggling With Traumatic Stress

These are uniquely challenging times for peace officers. 2020 has brought the anxiety and isolation of a global pandemic, the upheaval of nationwide protests and civil unrest, rising crime, demoralizing calls to defund or even abolish police, and skyrocketing tension between law enforcement and the communities they serve. That comes in addition to the already […] Read More »

The Not-So-Great Frontier

The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) is deeply disappointed in Denver-based and U.S.-owned Frontier Airlines’ divisive and politically charged handling of the August 23 incident at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In recent years, there has been a growing sentiment of anti-Americanism among many, and this incident only highlights the growing trend as it […] Read More »

LAAPOA Endorses Congressman Tony Cardenas for Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

As the Democratic Caucus elections near, the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) would like to offer its support for Congressman Tony Cárdenas in his bid for Assistant Speaker of the House. Congressman Cárdenas has long been a steward of leadership and diversity, and his support for California’s law enforcement has been unwavering.  LAAPOA […] Read More »

Pattern of Practice

On Monday, August 17, with six lawyers representing individual Los Angeles Airport Police Department (LAXPD) officers who have filed separate lawsuits against Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Deputy Executive Director (DED) David L. Maggard Jr., Marshall E. McClain, president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA), hosted a Zoom press conference calling for […] Read More »

Statement From LAAPOA President on Allegations Against Maggard

Opening Remarks for August 17, 2020, Press Conference By LAAPOA President/CEO Marshall McClain LAAPOA is calling for an independent investigation into the LAX tenure of David L.  Maggard Jr., Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Deputy Executive Director for Los Angeles World Airports.  Our LAXPD officers, and more specifically our minority police officers, have endured five […] Read More »