Press Release Article


Date: Jun 01, 2007
Press Release Number: 50-2007

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 AmanFrank James
Vincent AmariNancyJean Baptiste
StevenAnnarelliJennifer Kelly
Chad BatiukChristopher Knott
Brian BelfioreJosephKorbul
Craig BlumAlyse Long
Imran BorneoAngel Lopez
Nicholas CapaccioNicoleManzella
Brian B. CassidyKonstantin Mazuryan
Brian J. CassidyRyan McCarthy
Nicholas CiancarelliRobertMcDonough
Cristopher ClintonKevin McNutt
Rosa ClyburnJohn Monagas
Brian CompelMark Montero
Jason CorbinDoreen Moran
Stephen CorriganSpencer Newman
Matthew CunninghamWarren Norman Jr.
Justin D\'AlessioColman O\'Reilly
Thomas DiMascioFaridaParvin
John EpperleinReynaldo Perez
Samuel FerraraEileenPlaceres
Michael FisherBrendon Plunkett
Sean FlynnJessicaPoznak
Christopher FucciRonald Presti
Michele FuscoMitchell Richter
Manuel GarciaLelandRogan
Gregory GilleeceJessicaRossmell
Hans GomeroThomas Scarangella
LisetteGonzalezAmos Shand
Evan GrunnerTelly Simmonds
Javier GutierrezTerry Skaggs
Tamara HarringtonJohn Tartaglia
Jonhenry HartRichard Tepedino
MauraHealyKevin Timony
Craig HildebrandHerberto Torres
Katrina HolderChris Urbina
RobertHylandJohn Verney
RobertVetereAnthony Young
Matthew VogelmanCharles Zerega
Paul WilliamsNicholas Zubrick

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