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79 officers promoted during Port Authority police ceremony (PHOTOS)

JERSEY CITY -- Nearly 100 officers celebrated with their families Friday afternoon as they were promoted in ranks of the Port Authority Police Department.

The ceremony was held at Saint Peter's University. 

Of the 79 officers, 19 were promoted to the rank of detective, 46 were named sergeants, two were sworn in as detective sergeants, 10 were promoted to lieutenants, one to deputy inspector, and one to inspector. 

Check out photos from the ceremony taken by Jersey Journal freelance photographer Joe Shine.