FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

New LAX Chief Pledges To Beef Up Airport Security

October 29, 2012  | 

CC_Flickr: NoHoDamon
CC_Flickr: NoHoDamon

The new chief overseeing security at Los Angeles International Airport promised to beef up security and strengthen ties with the Los Angeles Police Department, reports CBS News.

Patrick Gannon, a 34-year LAPD veteran who retired in the summer, was named chief of the Airport Police Division of Los Angeles World Airports on Wednesday.

"The General Manager wants the police more visible," Gannon told CBS News. "That was one of the marching orders that she gave me earlier this week when we sat down together."

Gannon will lead the fourth largest law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County with more than 1,100 law enforcement, security, and staff personnel. Airport police officers and civilian security officers are assigned a wide range of law enforcement and security functions including police patrols, explosives detection, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, dignitary protection, regulatory enforcement, access control, counter-terrorism, infrastructure protection, and tactical response.

He will also oversee security at L.A./Ontario International and Van Nuys general aviation airport, as well as at LAWA's aviation-related property in Palmdale.

Gannon retired as deputy chief and commanding officer of LAPD's Operations, South Bureau. This bureau served 800,000 residents in South Los Angeles with 1,700 sworn employees and 150 civilian employees. Gannon was responsible for overseeing law enforcement services delivered by four community police stations, a traffic division, and a homicide division.

Tags: LAPD, Airport Security, Airport Police


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Off-Duty LAPD Officer in Shooting, Suspect Detained
A suspect has been detained for questioning in connection to a shooting involving him and...
Video: Pennsylvania Officer Killed in Home, Girlfriend Charged With Terroristic Threats
Darby Borough (Pa.) PD Officer Mark Hudson was shot and killed in his Glenolden home on...
One Shot Dead After Trying to Enter NSA Gate in Maryland
One person is dead, and two more were hospitalized after an unauthorized vehicle tried to...
Video: Boston Officer Shot in Face, Condition Improving
Officer John T. Moynihan could be out of intensive care and on his feet in days after the...
Milwaukee Newspaper Blogger Wants to Abolish Law Enforcement
"A just and free world means a world without police," is the title of the latest post by a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine