Port Authority Police Department Leadership

Superintendent of Police/Director of Public Safety

Michael A. Fedorko

Photo of Superintendent Michael A. FedorkoMichael A. Fedorko was appointed superintendent of Police/Director of Public Safety of the Port Authority Police Department in July 2009. The Port Authority Police Department consists of more than 1,700 uniformed officers. They are responsible for the safety and security of travelers and tenants in all of the Port Authority land, sea, air and rail facilities. This includes three major airports, regional piers, four bi-state bridges and two tunnels, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the PATH rail system.

Superintendent Fedorko formerly served as vice-chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. During his two terms there, Superintendent Fedorko served as acting chair. The Commission is a panel charged with regulating New Jersey’s casino industry.

During his 31-year career with the New Jersey State Police, he began as a general duty road Trooper in 1969 and was later transferred to the Executive Protection Bureau during the terms of Governor Brendan T. Byrne, Governor Thomas H. Kean and Governor James J. Florio.

Superintendent Fedorko held many positions of responsibility during his time with the Troopers. In October 1993, he became commandant of the New Jersey State Police Academy. Two years later, Superintendent Fedorko transferred to the Division Staff Section and was promoted to the rank of major. In November 1996, he accepted the position of chief administrative officer for the Division of State Police. Soon after, he was assigned to the position of executive officer and promoted to lieutenant colonel. Superintendent Fedorko was later appointed deputy superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. On February 28, 1999, Governor Whitman promoted him to acting superintendent.

Superintendent Fedorko is a Vietnam veteran, who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1972. He was wounded in action at Khe Sanh, Republic of Viet Nam on March 24, 1967.

Superintendent Fedorko earned a BS in criminal justice from the College of New Jersey and a master's in governmental administration from the Fels School of Government, University of Pennsylvania. He also attended the program for senior executives in State and Local Government at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.


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