Los Angeles World Airports, California

Airport Police Chief

Filing Deadline: August 23, 2019
Regan Williams

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280
(916) 784-9080 – Fax (916) 784-1985

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) serves as the aviation authority for two of Southern California’s most critical infrastructures: Los Angeles International (LAX), and Van Nuys (VNY) airports. Candidates for Chief of Airport Police should be dynamic, results-oriented leaders, who can provide innovative leadership for a diverse and talented workforce. LAWA is seeking candidates with the breadth of experience necessary to lead a large, specialized organization operating in both urban and metropolitan environments. Candidates should be highly experienced in law enforcement operations, counterterrorism, and crisis management. They should have familiarity with collective bargaining and be skilled in employee and labor relations. In addition, candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates must possess a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a law-enforcement professional with a proven record of successfully leading sworn and civilian personnel, managing large operations and budgets, and executing innovative law-enforcement strategies in a complex operating environment. Experience as an Assistant Police Chief or in a second-in-command position in a similar organization will be valued. Candidates with prior experience in aviation security and policing are desirable. Minimum education and certification requirements for this position include: possession of a bachelor’s degree (graduate degree desirable); possession of a current California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate or eligibility to receive POST certification within 90 days of appointment; ability to meet all requirements necessary to carry an authorized firearm and qualify as an Airport Security Coordinator in accordance with TSA regulations. The salary range for the Chief of Airport Police is $135,511-$215,001. LAWA also offers an attractive benefits package.