108th Class Includes Largest Percentage of Female Officers Ever
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey added 81 new officers to the Port Authority Police Department today, graduating 65 men and 16 women from its Police Academy and assigning them to protect travelers and ensure safe commerce at the agency’s trade and transportation facilities.
The 16 women comprised about 20 percent of the 108th class – the largest percentage of women in one class in academy history.
“For nearly 80 years, the men and women of the Port Authority Police Department have served with distinction, ensuring the safety and security of hundreds of millions of travelers who use our airports, bridges, tunnels, bus facilities and PATH every year,” Chairman Anthony R. Coscia said. “On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, I congratulate and welcome our newest officers to the department.”
Port Authority Executive Director Anthony E. Shorris said, “After 20 weeks of extensive specialized training, which included counterterrorism instruction and firefighting techniques, 81 men and women can today be proud to join the ranks of our police department. Our police force guards some of our nation’s most valuable infrastructure and millions of our fellow citizens, providing the bedrock of safety and security the region needs to grow and prosper.”
Port Authority Director of Public Safety/Superintendent of Police Samuel J. Plumeri Jr. said, “These dedicated officers will help us tackle the security challenges we face in this post-9/11 world, while helping to provide the day-to-day safe passage expected by customers who use the region’s massive transportation network. The extensive training they received will be a major asset for them as they progress in their law enforcement careers.”
Created in 1928, the Port Authority Police Department has approximately 1,600 officers and commanders.
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.
|The 108th Class of the Port Authority Police Academy|
|Susan Aman||Frank James|
|Vincent Amari||NancyJean Baptiste|
|Chad Batiuk||Christopher Knott|
|Craig Blum||Alyse Long|
|Imran Borneo||Angel Lopez|
|Brian B. Cassidy||Konstantin Mazuryan|
|Brian J. Cassidy||Ryan McCarthy|
|Cristopher Clinton||Kevin McNutt|
|Rosa Clyburn||John Monagas|
|Brian Compel||Mark Montero|
|Jason Corbin||Doreen Moran|
|Stephen Corrigan||Spencer Newman|
|Matthew Cunningham||Warren Norman Jr.|
|Justin D\'Alessio||Colman O\'Reilly|
|John Epperlein||Reynaldo Perez|
|Michael Fisher||Brendon Plunkett|
|Christopher Fucci||Ronald Presti|
|Michele Fusco||Mitchell Richter|
|Hans Gomero||Thomas Scarangella|
|Evan Grunner||Telly Simmonds|
|Javier Gutierrez||Terry Skaggs|
|Tamara Harrington||John Tartaglia|
|Jonhenry Hart||Richard Tepedino|
|Craig Hildebrand||Herberto Torres|
|Katrina Holder||Chris Urbina|
|Matthew Vogelman||Charles Zerega|
|Paul Williams||Nicholas Zubrick|