THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY POLICE PLAN RECORD NUMBER OF PROMOTIONS DURING CEREMONY AT 11 A.M. ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Date: Jan 23, 2003
Press Release Number: 7-2003

More than 50 officers from the Port Authority Police Department will be promoted – the largest number elevated in rank at one time in the 74-year history of the force – during an 11 a.m. ceremony on Friday, January 24, at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, N.J.

The newly promoted officers – including the promotion of Inspector Gene Ceccarelli to Assistant Chief – will help to strengthen the Port Authority’s Police Department’s command structure. The 58 promotions – which include a new inspector, two captains, nine lieutenants, 20 sergeants, and nine detectives – will help the agency better secure the region’s airports, seaports, tunnels, bridges and mass transit facilities.

The ceremony will be held at the University’s Rothman Center (see directions below).

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Contact:
Kevin Davitt/Steve Coleman
Port Authority
212 435-7777

Directions to Rothman Center, Fairleigh Dickinson University: Take the George Washington Bridge to Route 4 West. Exit Route 4 at Hackensack Avenue South. Proceed to first traffic light and turn left onto Temple Road. Follow Temple Road to end. Parking lot is on right. Rothman Center is directly past parking lot at the end of the road.