Public Safety and Emergency Management

Public Safety and Emergency Management Bureau Divisions

The Public Safety And Emergency Management Bureau, overseen by Deputy Executive Director and Los Angeles Port Police Chief Thomas Gazsi, includes Los Angeles Pilot Service, Los Angeles Port Police and the Information Technology Division.

Information Technology Division

Lance Kaneshiro, Chief Information Officer

Information Technology Division operates, maintains, develops and monitors the information technology requirements and infrastructure of the Port, with the primary goal of increasing departmental productivity by using technology.
Contact Information Technology: (310) 732-3875

Los Angeles Pilot Service

John Dwyer, Chief Port Pilot II

David Flinn, Chief Port Pilot II

Los Angeles Pilot Service directs the safe movement of vessels in and out of the Port in cooperation with various navigational safety and enforcement agencies.
Contact Los Angeles Pilot Service: (310) 732-3805


Los Angeles Port Police

Thomas Gazsi, Chief of Public Safety and Emergency Management

As California peace officers, the Los Angeles Port Police are charged with ensuring the safe and uninterrupted operation of the Port through the enforcement of various, City, state and federal laws and regulations. The force maintains a 24-hour land and water patrol for the protection of persons, property, facilities, and the environment. Port Police direct the Department’s emergency preparedness and response activities, including liaison with other agencies in the event of a natural disaster or other widespread emergency.
Contact Los Angeles Port Police: (310) 732-3500