Office of Homeland Security & Intelligence
Los Angeles Airport Police
Ethel L. McGuire assumed the position of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Assistant Chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence in July 2010. She currently oversees Airport Police divisions that are responsible for ensuring compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandates, security credentialing, dignitary protection, emergency services, and homeland security/vulnerability assessment and analysis. Assistant Chief McGuire oversees the evaluation of relevant threat-based intelligence and develops counter terrorism and threat management recommendations as appropriate counter measures.
Prior to her post at LAWA, Assistant chief McGuire served as Assistant Special-Agent-in-Charge of two counter-terrorism branches within the Los Angeles Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office. In her time at the FBI, she was also the section chief of the Strategic Information and Operations Center at FBI Headquarters, with oversight of developing major cases and crisis responses for the entire department.
Assistant Chief McGuire is a graduate of Texas Southern University. She received training at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, attended Counter-terrorism Executive Leadership Training at West Point, New York, and had Executive Leadership training at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.