Did You Know? Port Authority Police respond to all aircraft incidents at JFK, LaGuardia, Teterboro and Newark? Did You Know? Port Authority Police move hundreds of millions of passengers safely each year? Did You Know? Port Authority Police carry out suicide prevention? Did You Know? Port Authority Police have the largest aircraft police crash fire rescue unit in the world? Did You Know? Port Authority Police are trained in life saving techniques like EMT, defibrillator and NARCAN? Did You Know? Port Authority Police have 2 K9 Teams: Explosive detection and narcotic detection? Did You Know? Port Authority Police have some of the most advanced counter-terrorism training in the country? Did You Know? Port Authority Police protect some of the world’s prime terrorist targets? Did You Know? The Port Authority Police Department is the largest transportation related police department in the nation? Did you know? Port Authority Police have served the people of New York and New Jersey for nearly 100 years. Did you know? The Port Authority Police Department is the only American police department to be attacked by foreign enemies: the 1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing; 1993 World Trade Center bombing; and the September 11th World Trade Center attacks.

Police – Not Politics

The Port Authority Police Department has come under attack from uninformed management at the Port Authority. Bureaucrats are undermining the reputation of the department— directing other law enforcement agencies to encroach on jurisdictions traditionally patrolled by the Port Authority Police, even though our security measures and training exceed that of the region’s other agencies.

  • This intentionally misleading campaign diverts attention from the massive management problems at the Port Authority. For example, the bureaucratic management led to over 100,000 hours of forced overtime in 2016 alone.

  • Although the Port Authority has retained top flight law enforcement management professionals from NYPD, NJSP, and MTA Police Department, bureaucratic management has prevented them from doing their job.

  • Civilian mismanagement has led to several costly federal consent decrees. For the last decade, the PBA has been warning policy makers and the agency about shortages in man power. 

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