Welcome to the 7th Annual Maritime Security West



August 5th: For off site tours, attendees must provide their own transportation.
From 1:00-2:00: Take a tour and get briefing at the Southern California Marine Exchanges Vessel Traffic Service

The Marine Exchange Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Los Angeles-Long Beach (LA/LB) is jointly operated by the Coast Guard and Marine Exchange of Southern California. It is considered a classic example of the benefits of Public-Private partnership. The combination of U.S.C.G. Captain of The Port Authority combined with Maritime Industry insight provides a synergy that assures a world class operation.

From 2:00-3:00: Take a tour and get a briefing at the Los Angeles Port Police’s Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center

Established in 2009 in partnership with the State of California Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Port Police’s Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center (MLETC) is the nation’s first port-based maritime law enforcement training center and the only POST-certified and federally recognized Regional Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center on the West Coast.

Specifically designed to train state and local law enforcement personnel, MLETC’s course offerings are based on Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) curricula and have been jointly developed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Port Police, Long Beach Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department and FLETC personnel.

From 3:00-4:00: U.S. CBP Air and Marine Operations will be displaying their Interceptor Class All-Weather 41-Foot SAFE Boat and SHOX Seats will be displaying a vessel that will feature their state of the art shock mitigation seating.

The display will be at the Cabrillo Marina directly behind the conference hall.



  • The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach have been the number 1 and 2 container ports by volume in the U.S. for over the last two decades.
  • The Los Angeles/Long Beach Area received more than $22 million in Port Security Grant Program Awards in the 2017 and 2018 Fiscal Years second only to the New York/New Jersey Area for maritime/port security operations and programs.
  • With the critical importance of the ports and its’ proximity to the U.S. and Mexico border, the LA/LB region has been a hot bed of maritime security and marine law enforcement.


The program will be conducted in three concurrent series of workshops, panels, and speaker sessions. This format will provide all participants the opportunity to learn and collaborate in an educational and interactive setting.


  • Drug and Migration Interdiction
  • Port Security
  • Coastal Surveillance
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Cyber Security
  • Maritime Border Security

See Full Final Agenda

Products & Solutions exhibition

The 7th Annual Maritime Security West will showcase products, technologies and services that will support and enhance maritime security. The exhibition will consist of 30 companies that have highly relevant solutions and past performances in securing the maritime domain.

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With a marina steps away from the conference hall, we are offer our Exhibitors and partner agencies the ability to demonstrate their technologies and vessels in the marine environment.  The demonstration will take place on the afternoon of August 5th.

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