A Great Choice
Today Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is announcing a huge step forward in promoting public safety: Santa Monica Police Chief James T. Butts, Jr., will be assuming the new position of Deputy Executive Director of Airport Law Enforcement & Protection Services.
I congratulate and welcome Chief Butts on his new appointment. I cannot think of a better or more qualified person to lead the LAWA police force, and to make sure that travelers, LAWA employees, and airport neighbors are safe and secure.
I have known Chief Butts for several years. I consider him a friend and superlative law enforcement professional. His tenure in neighboring Santa Monica has been marked by excellence, creativity, and sensitivity. I welcome him to Los Angeles and feel extremely confident in his leadership.