LAX police officers criticize LAPD for lack of resources

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Representatives from the LAX police union chided the airport’s police force and the LAPD today for gobbling up resources and making it harder to do their jobs.

Union president Marshall McClain says money is being funneled out of the department to pay for LAPD officers who rarely work onsite.

Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon pushed back against the union this afternoon citing several changes made by the department including improved communications with the LAPD.

"I don’t think to make this airport safer, that it is a matter of deploying more officers," Gannon said. "I haven’t found an airport in the United States that is policed by its own agency that has more people than we have here securing this airport."