Manning the Gates

On March 7, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department arrested a Bronx man who, after claiming to be a new airport employee who did not have his identification, pushed his way through a security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Before the man could reach the secure area of the airport, TSA agents blocked him […] Read More »

UAS in the USA

Soon, deliveries sent via flying drones will be waiting for you when you come home from work. The next time your roof leaks, the roofer will send up a drone to analyze the problem. Want a bird’s-eye view picture of your summer barbecue? Up goes a drone. Technology is moving faster than most of us, […] Read More »

Drones and Shutdown Disruptions Threaten Airport Security

With another drone scare bringing a major airport to a standstill and the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history impacting critical operations, 2019 has been off to a rough start for aviation security. On January 22, air-traffic controllers suspended flights at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey after two passenger planes reported unmanned […] Read More »

Wrapping Up Another Busy Year

Events at LAX, in the world of aviation security and throughout the entire field of law enforcement continued rapidly evolving in 2018, and LAAPOA was there to meet them head-on. Along with our partners in the American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO), we stayed at the forefront of the manifold issues facing us, continuing […] Read More »

A Lump of Coal for LAXPD

The good news is that LAX is thriving. Passenger traffic is up, and the airport is expanding. We are seeing major investments with LAX’s massive modernization initiative — $2.8 billion was just approved for a multi-year consolidated rental car facility; $209 million for a West Intermodal Transportation Facility; $4.9 billion for an automated people mover; $515.8 million […] Read More »

Thank You

Dear LAAPOA Member, It has been a long, hard fought election and I would like to express my heartfelt thank you for your continued support re-electing me to the office of LAAPOA President. I am honored and humbled to represent you for another term. It has been an honor and I pledge to you that […] Read More »