Sandra Hutchens - Orange County Sheriff
Michael R Hillman – Assistant Chief Los Angeles Port Police
Braden James Philips – Administration Bureau Chief, City of Long Beach, CA
David L Maggard Jr – Chief of Police, City of Irvine Police Department
As North America’s leading seaport in terms of container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitates over US$200 Billion in trade every year. Port operations and commerce facilitates more than 148,000 jobs (about 1 in 12) in the City of Los Angeles and 531,000 jobs (or 1 in 16) in the five-county Southern California region. With this in mind, the Port of Los Angeles has embraced a variety of video and access control technologies to ensure the safety of its employees, property and interests.
Since the Port plays a vital role to the State and the city of Los Angeles alike, they have built an infrastructure that encourages strong collaboration, transparency and open dialogue with the Police Department, as well as port employees and enterprises, to ensure that commerce moving in and out of the port does not get disrupted. This approach was a key point of discussion at Citywise Los Angeles/Irvine. It has created a ‘circle of trust’ among the various agencies and ensures the safety and security of this premiere port and the cargo it manages