(Los Angeles, California – March 31, 2015) Los Angeles Airport Police participated in the annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay beginning in Baker, California, and finishing in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 28 and 29, 2015. The relay is a 120-mile, 20-stage foot race that attracts law enforcement officers from around the world. The annual event, begun in 1985 with 19 teams, was created to encourage police officers to improve their physical fitness. Now departments from across the country, as well as international teams from Canada, Wales and Australia participate.
(Los Angeles, California – March 27, 2015) Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Robert Pedregon, a six-year veteran, was the Honorary Principal today at Greenville Fundamental Elementary School in Santa Ana.
(Los Angeles, California – March 20, 2015) Los Angeles Airport Police promoted two recruits to officers today. Officers Levi Swindell and Dexter Tolenino were sworn in after their graduation ceremony at the Los Angeles Police Department Administration Building in Downtown Los Angeles.
(Los Angeles, California – March 10, 2015,) Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Sean Foley, a ten-year veteran, and Officer Matsumoto, an eight-year veteran were honored as Officer of the Year at Law Enforcement Appreciation Night hosted by Westchester Elks Lodge. The event was held to recognize and honor law enforcement’s finest, sworn and civilian men and women, whose service to the Westchester community was exemplary in 2014.
(Los Angeles, California – March 6, 2015) According to statistics released today by airport officials, the total number of reported Part I Crimes at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) decreased 1.1 percent by six incidences to 535 in 2014 compared to 541 in 2013. Los Angeles Airport Police also reports 11.8 percent decrease in the number of arrests made last year. In total, there were 1,089 arrests in 2014 compared to 1,235 in 2013, a decrease of 146. Airport Police statistics cover the approximately 3,600 acres of LAX property, including passenger terminals, parking facilities, aircraft ramps, offices and cargo areas.