Website Los Angeles Airport Police
Los Angeles Airport Police (LAXPD) is the largest police agency in the United States dedicated exclusively to 24-hour airport activities. LAXPD is the 4th largest law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County with over 465 sworn police officers serving Los Angeles International Airport and Van Nuys Airport. LAXPD is a division of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Although currently working very closely with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Los Angeles Airport Police Department (LAXPD) is a separate entity, primarily due to the Airport Police having specialized training and funding resources.
Airport Police Officers are sworn officers, authorized to carry a firearm and enforce federal and state regulations, City of Los Angeles ordinances, and security, traffic and safety rules and regulations. They also engage in law enforcement activities including uniformed foot, vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle patrol and plainclothes assignments in and around Los Angeles International Airport and Van Nuys Airport to ensure the safety of residents, tenants, employees and the traveling public.