Los Angeles Airport Police sergeants Edward Trahan and Robert Rios were sworn in as new lieutenants Thursday, February 15th.
Los Angeles World Airports deputy executive director of Law Enforcement and Protection Services, James T. Butts Jr., along with Acting Chief Brian A. Walker, conducted the swearing-in ceremony for the new lieutenants before a group of family and friends and other police officers.
Los Angeles Airport Police is a division of Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that owns and operates the city’s four airports, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Trahan, most recently assigned as a sergeant overseeing the Airport Police Canine Unit, joins the Patrol Services Section, assigned as the p.m. shift watch commander.
Rios, who also served as a sergeant in the Patrol Services Section, remains a part of that section assigned as the day shift watch commander.
Trahan began his career with Los Angeles Airport Police in 1992. In 1993, he worked in patrol services as one of the original Bike Patrol officers.
In 1999, he served as a field training officer and was promoted to sergeant. In 2002, he was assigned to the Airport Police Canine Unit until his recent promotion to lieutenant.
Rios began his career with Los Angeles Airport Police in 1987. After one year of service with Los Angeles Airport Police, he transferred to the Los Angeles Port Police Department, where he remained for 13 years. In 1999, he returned to Los Angeles Airport Police as a sergeant assigned to Patrol Services.
From 2000 through 2005, he was the sergeant overseeing the Mobile Field Force Operations/ Emergency Services Unit.
In 2006, Rios was reassigned to Patrol Services, where he worked until his recent promotion to lieutenant.