Patrick Gannon

B.S., Public Administration, 1983

Patrick GannonPatrick M. Gannon, Deputy Executive Director (DED) of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), began his service with the organization in 2012 as Chief of Airport Police. As Deputy Executive Director, Gannon is responsible for airport security, including policing, counterterrorism efforts, and other emergency response functions for LAWA’s three airports.

Gannon serves as the primary law enforcement and homeland security liaison for numerous federal agencies with jurisdiction at LAWA’s three airports. His work involves a broad array of management responsibilities, including compliance with federal security regulations, implementing security technologies, and overseeing over 1,100 sworn and civilian employees of the LAWA’s Airport Police Division.

Gannon retired from the LAPD after 34 years of service, 12 years of which were at the executive management level. During his career, Gannon was responsible for overseeing all law enforcement services provided by four community police stations, a traffic division, and a homicide division.