With the next retirement bubble fast approaching, many law enforcement officers from the baby-boom generation will soon be handing off the future of the profession to the next generation of officers. Departments have been anticipating this for some time now, but it’s been difficult for many of them to fill the void left by retiring officers.
A minor incident at Los Angeles International Airport this morning that had a major impact on traffic exemplifies the pitfalls of staffing cuts by the Los Angeles Airport Police Department. At around 8:30 a.m. LAXPD officers shut down an entrance to LAX after stopping a white truck filled with numerous firearms at a security checkpoint. […]
By Mastagni Holstedt, APC The California Supreme Court has granted review in ACDSA v. Alameda County Employees Retirement Association (ACSDA), setting the stage for a landmark series of high court rulings on vested pension rights. Mastagni Holstedt, APC, which represents the ACDSA in the appeal, has filed friend of the court briefs in two other […]
On Friday, August 10, Richard Russell, an airport ground worker who learned how to fly planes from playing video games, took a Bombardier Q400 turboprop plane belonging to his employer, Horizon Air (an Alaska Airlines subsidiary), from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and crashed it on Ketron Island, located southwest of Tacoma, Washington. Russell had full credentials […]
LAXPD officers often face safety threats as they work daily and diligently to protect the traveling public at Los Angeles International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest. The last thing they need is bodily threats from exposure to toxic air contaminants that can endanger their health. It’s time to change that. The Dangers Emissions from […]
Back in May, we applauded the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners’ decision to approve the building of a state-of-the art police facility that would consolidate all LAXPD operations in one 12-acre site. This major step forward in public safety at LAX shows the willingness of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to modernize the LAXPD to match the security needs of our massively expanding airport.
In the wake of the landmark decision of Janus v. AFSCME, Governor Brown signed SB 866 into law on June 27. The legislation was incorporated into the recently enacted state budget. The new law authorizes employee organizations to request payroll deductions and requires public employers to honor such requests.
With Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the midst of a $15 billion modernization effort to accommodate increased passengers, LAXPD is taking another step to keep up. It’s hiring! What airport police do is vital to the security of LAX, the second-busiest airport in the United States, and Van Nuys Regional Airport, one of the […]
LOS ANGELES — LAAPOA is deeply saddened to announce the loss of Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Clayton Kadekawa, who passed away early this morning due to complications from thyroid cancer. He was a 13-year LAXPD veteran. We offer our condolences to his wife, Nancy, and his stepsons, Minh and John. “The way the Airport […]
LOS ANGELES — The Fort Lauderdale Airport shooter gave his first public statement since the January 2017 incident when he shot and killed five people and injured six more. Notably, prosecutors revealed that the shooter had researched the layout of the Los Angeles International Airport three days prior to the shooting in Florida. His intentions […]
With reports indicating a $1.4 trillion funding deficit for state public pension systems nationwide, it’s painfully clear that America’s pension crisis is getting worse each year. Most states across the country simply don’t have the assets needed to cover the pension promises made to public employees, leaving many of them worried about the fate of their retirement futures and the future of the pension system in general.
On Sunday, April 29, more than 1,000 runners participated in the 2018 Tommy Scott Memorial 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon at LAX. Hosted by the Los Angeles Airport Police Athletics and Activities League in partnership with LAAPOA, Los Angeles World Airports and the Association of Airport Employees, and supported by a host of generous sponsors and volunteers, the event brought together athletes, law enforcement and local families for another successful run to remember.