Field Support

Field Support

Captain Scolaro

Captain Michael D. Scolaro

Field Support Section provides operational and logistical support to all units within Airport Police to ensure that each section has the means with which to complete their daily assignments.
Field Support Section manages the following units:

Airport Response and Coordination Center (ARCC)/Video Observation Officer (VOO) 

Airport Police officers assigned to the ARCC support field operations with resources necessary to fulfill their mission, including personnel, equipment and administrative support. Functions include facilitating the gathering of intelligence on security situations through monitoring and disseminating intelligence information to appropriate parties. ARCC officers also complete incident action plans for unusual events that may affect operations at LAX. It is the main call routing location for incoming administrative calls and acts as a liaison to various local, state and federal agencies requesting non-emergency assistance and service from Los Angeles Airport Police.

The officers in the ARCC also facilitate special events/assignments, process requests for additional patrols from citizens and tenants, and handle the scheduling and assignment for commercial film productions. ARCC officers also support the Patrol Services Section by assisting with scheduling, deployment updates and maintaining report files.

The Video Observation Officer's (VOO) mission is to monitor video and closed-circuit cameras throughout the
terminal areas and parking lots.  The unit also monitors and records labor demonstrations, solicitor sweeps
and reports of injury in the terminal area.  VOO assists Airport Police Patrol Services Section in the apprehension
and arrest of suspects by recording and reviewing digital video.  VOO assists in the recovery of passenger’s stolen
property and conducts surveillance of possible criminal activity with the Airport Police Crime Task Force. 
The VOO also is responsible for providing requested recorded video footage to Airport Police, Los Angeles
Police Department, Transportation Security Administration, City Attorney's Office and other law enforcement
agencies as needed.


Communications Unit
The mission of the Communications Unit at LAX is to provide protection of life and property by dispatching public safety personnel to incidents and conducting status updates as needed. The unit also provides emergency notifications and status updates during critical incidents. The mission is accomplished through detailed, accurate communications between police and fire personnel, and through protection of sensitive and restricted law enforcement information.


 

Crime Analysis Unit
The mission of the Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) is to produce timely, accurate and useful information that will assist Airport Police Division in preventing and suppressing criminal activities. The unit also identifies officer hazards arising from the criminal element; provides trend analysis to assist with apprehensions; and aids the investigative and case-clearance processes by collecting, collating, analyzing and disseminating crime-related data to identify crime trends. CAU monitors crime in areas surrounding LAX; analyzes all LAPD reports pertaining to crimes at LAX and surrounding areas; and provides data analysis to respond to requests from other Los Angeles World Airports divisions and outside law enforcement agencies. CAU maintains the database and provides statistical reports on the Security Airfield Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) program.


Crime Analysis Unit

The mission of the Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) is to produce timely, accurate and useful information that will assist Airport Police Division in preventing and suppressing criminal activities. The unit also identifies officer hazards arising from the criminal element; provides trend analysis to assist with apprehensions; and aids the investigative and case-clearance processes by collecting, collating, analyzing and disseminating crime-related data to identify crime trends.

The CAU monitors crime in areas surrounding LAX; analyzes all LAPD reports pertaining to crimes at LAX and surrounding areas; and provides data analysis to respond to requests from other Los Angeles World Airports divisions and outside law enforcement agencies. CAU maintains the database and provides statistical reports on the Security Airfield Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) program.


Field Support

 

Logistics Unit
The mission of the Logistics Unit is to procure, inventory and distribute materials used by sworn and civilian personnel. The unit obtains and issues uniforms, badges, and equipment to approximately 900 employees, including specialized units and other agencies when joint functions occur.  The unit also coordinates body armor replacement and/or issuance, facilities maintenance, parking permits, handheld radios, and work requests to accomplish the above tasks.  During emergency incidents, heightened alert levels and special events, the unit provides logistical support as needed.

 

This unit also coordinates the maintenance of the division’s vehicle fleet for service and repair; manages installation of
public safety-related equipment; and coordinates the assignment of vehicles to ensure they are positioned throughout
various units for optimum efficiency.


Lost & Found Unit
The Lost & Found Unit receives and safely stores found property.  Lost & Found officers are also responsible for the timely restoration of the property to its rightful owner, or the legal disposal of such.  Found property is defined as any property discovered within LAWA airports by an individual and given to the custody of an Airport Police officer. 
To contact the Lost and Found Unit click here.

Lost and Found Office

Contact Us

6320 West 96th Street Los Angeles, California 90045-5233

Email: APD-PIO@lawa.org

For General Information Call (424) 646-6200

For Media Inquiries Call (424) 646-5591

Recruitment Contact:
Email:
laxpdrecruitment@lawa.org

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