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.
The 2018 Tommy Scott Memorial LAX Run is just over a week away and promises to be bigger and better than ever! Make sure you don’t miss your chance to join the Los Angeles Airport Police and other law enforcement agencies in a full weekend devoted to fun and fitness, all culminating in the only race you can run at LAX.
Policing is undergoing a crisis. Crime rates have swelled due to early-release legislation, budgets are tighter than ever, there’s a lack of ongoing training, recruitment and retention are at all-time lows, and there are accusations of systemic racism and false narratives that portray cops as the “bad guys.” On top of that, each day, it […]
LOS ANGELES — On Monday, March 26, the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association (LAAPOA) and Los Angeles Airport Supervisors Association (LAAPSA) met for the first time in more than 20 years. This police labor summit was the first of its kind in the history of both organizations. LAAPOA represents over 425 line officers, and LAAPSA […]