"I just want to say that I am honored to be Chief of Police at the Los Angeles World Airports," Gannon said. "I have much to learn about the complexity of airport operations but I look forward to working with the 1,100 officers and security personnel you are entrusted in keeping the airport and the traveling public safe," Gannon emailed. "In addition, I am also confident that I can use my experiences, and the relationships I have made over the years, to help develop effective partnerships at the federal, state and local level.
"This coordination is key in the overall safety to the airport.
He won't be on the job for some time while he was goes through some training
and receives several top-level clearances, he said.
Gannon might have been partly hired to smooth out decades of tensions that have existed between LAPD and LAX police officers who challenged each other jurisdictional rules and other issues. Gannon brings tremendous insight to the innerworkings of the LAPD that may allow for old wounds to be healed and new measures to be applied that may make amends of past situations.