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.

What We Do

Port Authority Police officers cover a wide array of responsibilities.

Our officers respond to all aircraft incidents at JFK, LaGuardia, Teterboro and Newark. Further, we monitor cargo for contraband at ports and airports, respond to all criminal and terrorism threats at screening points, interject runaway children, carry out suicide prevention, and act as a liaison to commuters and travelers from around the world. Our officers must be prepared to engage a terrorist target at a moment’s notice while having the grace to respectfully connect with a runaway child. 

AVIATION

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport

  • LaGuardia Airport

  • Newark Liberty International Airport

  • Stewart International Airport

  • Teterboro Airport 

BUS TERMINALS

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal

  • George Washington Bridge Bus Station

  • Journal Square Transportation Center 

TUNNELS & BRIDGES

  • Bayonne Bridge

  • Goethals Bridge

  • George Washington Bridge

  • Holland Tunnel

  • Lincoln Tunnel

  • Outerbridge Crossing 

PORT OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY

  • Port Jersey–Port Authority Marine Terminal

  • Brooklyn–Port Authority Marine Terminal

  • Elizabeth – Port Authority Marine Terminal

  • Howland Hook Marine Terminal

  • Port Newark 

PORT AUTHORITY TRANS-HUDSON (PATH)

  • Journal Square Transportation Center

  • PATH Rail Transit System 

  • World Trade Center