If you follow LAAPOA on social media, you may have noticed that over the past two months we’ve dropped a few teasers here and there about a special new project we’ve been working on. Well, now we’re pleased to finally share it with you all. Introducing The Layover With LAAPOA, a video podcast hosted by […]
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 […]
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.
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.