Date: Aug 21, 2014
Press Release Number: 171-2014
The Port Authority Police Department will welcome 249 police officers to its ranks during a graduation ceremony to be held Friday, August 22, at the Dunn Sports Center, 600 Pearl Street, in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
During the 10 a.m. graduation ceremony, the 113th police academy class will be welcomed by Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye, Deputy Executive Director Deb Gramiccioni, Chief Security Officer Joseph Dunne and PAPD Superintendent Michael Fedorko.
This is the largest academy class in the department's history, and will bring police department staffing levels to nearly 1,800 officers.
The Port Authority Police Department is responsible for protecting the traveling public who use the agency's major airports, tunnels, bridges, seaport and PATH system. The PAPD also patrols the World Trade Center site.
Media wishing to attend the graduation ceremony should bring proper media credentials.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.