A Message From Chief David Huchler

Chief HuchlerAs Chief of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department, I want to personally welcome you. We proudly serve the two regional airports of our nation’s capital, Ronald Reagan – Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.  We are a full-service police agency performing all aspects of law enforcement for the benefit of both our patrons and the employees who make up our community.  

The Airports Authority police department is one of the largest in the Northern Virginia area, and is comprised of 223 sworn officers, 33 Traffic Control Officers, and 9 civilian administrative personnel.  Our Virginia- certified police officers enforce Airports Authority regulations, the county codes of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  We work closely with our federal and local law enforcement partners, to include the assignment of sworn personnel to regional federal task forces.  We enjoy strong ties to our neighboring agencies in the spirit of providing mutual support when needed.    

In response to the needs of the traveling community, we also have 5 mobile Safety Service Patrol personnel who provide assistance to motorists along the Dulles Toll Road.  These personnel also assist at accident scenes by directing traffic in order to alleviate congestion.

The airports serve more than 46 million passengers annually.  Our work brings us into contact with a diverse group of people.  These patrons range from vacationing families to traveling government officials, as well as an internal community of service employees and airline tenants.  

I strongly believe that cooperation between the police and our community is essential in promoting safety and security at our airports.  Through effective communication, we learn the concerns of the community and give our message of service through partnership.  Through action, we continue to know our community and deliver our promise to provide for the safety and security of all who visit and work here.   

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 703-417-8500.