Los Angeles Airport Police Target Insider Threats

CNBC (9/7) reports on the teams of undercover police officers with Los Angeles Airport Police that patrol Los Angeles International Airport to spot “insider threat[s].” Law enforcement officials “say airports around the country routinely monitor the thousands of employees, who must undergo a criminal background check and get fingerprinted.” At Los Angeles airport, police “screen employees and check IDs as part of a multi-agency operation.” Chief David Maggard Jr. enforces the airport’s “zero tolerance” policy for employees, which means an employee “can be randomly searched at any time.” Maggard said, “The key to our program is they don’t know when they’re going to be checked. We can check people as they come in. They’ll check people as they go. We’ll check people when they’re here working. And so we do have a comprehensive program.”

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