Press Release Article


Date: Aug 31, 2006
Press Release Number: 59-2006

Forty-nine members of the Port Authority Police Department were promoted today in a ceremony held in Jersey City, N.J., including a new inspector, three captains, 16 lieutenants, 26 sergeants, and three detectives.

Port Authority Executive Director Kenneth J. Ringler Jr. said, “In the new post-9/11 era, securing the region’s bridges, tunnels, airports, seaports and PATH system is perhaps the most important challenge we face. That’s why I’m pleased that we have men and women who possess the extraordinary talent and leadership skills to set a positive example for those officers under their command.”

Port Authority Director of Public Safety/Superintendent of Police Samuel J. Plumeri Jr. said, “I’m extremely proud that we have such a distinguished group of law enforcement officers who are ready to take on leadership roles to further the department’s mission of providing a safe and secure environment for our customers. This group will continue to ensure that the Port Authority Police Department remains among the premier law enforcement agencies in the nation.”

Created in 1928, the Port Authority Police Department has approximately 1,600 officers and commanders. Its responsibilities include law enforcement, the protection of life and property, and the safety and security of Port Authority facilities.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; the Port Authority-Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

Members of the Port Authority Police Department promoted:
Captain Michael Guarnieri to Inspector

Farmingdale, N.Y.

Lieutenant Richard Brazicki to CaptainMorris Plains, N.J.
Lieutenant Lisha Harper to CaptainSpringfield Gardens, N.Y.
Lieutenant William McCauley to Captain

Manorville, N.Y.

Sergeant Frances DeSio to LieutenantStaten Island, N.Y.
Sergeant John Ferrigno to Lieutenant Rock Tavern, N.Y.
Sergeant Raymond Garland to LieutenantFarmingdale, N.Y.
Sergeant Stephen Grossi to LieutenantPoughquag, N.Y.
Sergeant Norma Hardy to LieutenantBrooklyn, N.Y.
Sergeant Sean Horan to LieutenantStony Point, N.Y.
Sergeant Michael Lawz to LieutenantClifford Beach, N.J.
Sergeant Robert Lipari to Lieutenant Saddle Brook, N.J.
Sergeant John McClave to LieutenantHowell, N.J.
Sergeant Anthony Morris to LieutenantSecaucus, N.J.
Sergeant Joseph Scarano to Lieutenant

Wantagh, N.Y.

Detective Jose Alba to SergeantRidgefield Park, N.J.
Police Officer Dominic Acque to SergeantHowell, N.J.
Police Officer John Adorno to SergeantUnion, N.J.
Police Officer Daryl Blinker to SergeantSpring Valley, N.Y.
Police Officer Richard Campbell to SergeantWhitehouse Station, N.J.
Police Officer Mark Ciganek to SergeantNew City, N.Y.
Police Officer Leonard Colonna to SergeantFarmingdale, N.J.
Police Officer Dean DeBellis to Sergeant Staten Island, N.Y.
Police Officer Christopher Elliott to SergeantMatawan, N.J.
Police Officer Nicholas Federico to Sergeant Seaford, N.Y.
Police Officer Christopher Figaro to SergeantKeansburg, N.J.
Police Officer Charles Gumbs to Sergeant Jamaica, N.Y.
Police Officer Christopher Gysin to SergeantWaldwick, N.J.
Police Officer Thomas Johnson to SergeantUnion Beach, N.J.
Police Officer Raymond Maniscalco to SergeantBrooklyn, N.Y.
Police Officer George Martinez to SergeantBayside, N.Y.
Police Officer Joseph McCloskey to SergeantAstoria, N.Y.
Police Officer Juan Mendez to SergeantW. Farmingdale, N.Y.
Police Officer Thomas Michaels to SergeantRandolph, N.J.
Police Officer Michael Milne to SergeantEnglishtown, N.J.
Police Officer Barry Pikaard to SergeantRamsey, N.J.
Police Officer Edwin Rivera to SergeantStaten Island, N.Y.
Police Officer Pasquale Russo to SergeantRockaway, N.J.
Police Officer Steven Skific to SergeantNorthvale, N.J.
Police Officer Michael Thomas to SergeantPlainfield, N.J.
Police Officer Dennis Twohig to Sergeant

Kings Park, N.Y.

Sergeant Narice West to Detective SergeantMedford, N.Y.
Police Officer Donald Conklin to DetectiveWantagh, N.Y.
Police Officer Timothy Smalls to DetectiveNewark, N.J.