Assistant Chief Ethel McGuire
Former Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Special Agent Ethel L. McGuire assumed the position of Los Angeles World Airports Assistant Police Chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence in July 2010. She oversees Airport Police sections responsible for ensuring compliance with Transportation Security Administration mandates, security credentialing, dignitary protection, emergency services, and homeland security/vulnerability assessment and analysis. She also oversees analysis of relevant threat-based intelligence, and develops counter terrorism, threat management recommendations and appropriate counter measures.
McGuire served as Assistant Special-Agent-in-Charge of two counter-terrorism branches within the FBI Field Office in Los Angeles, where she managed two Joint Terrorism Task Forces comprised of more than 200 agents and officers from more than 39 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Prior to retirement from the FBI, she was section chief of the Strategic Information and Operations Center at FBI Headquarters in Washington D. C., with oversight of developing major cases and crisis responses for the entire FBI and headquarters divisions. This included the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China; the Republican and Democratic conventions; and events of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
McGuire is a graduate of Texas Southern University; received training at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California; and attended Counter-terrorism Executive Leadership Training at West Point, New York, and Executive Leadership training at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
The Office of Homeland Security and Intelligence is comprised of two sections:
- Homeland Security and Intelligence Section
- The Security Credential Section (Badge Office)