Port Authority Police facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPort Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department
|Common name||Port Authority Police Department|
|Motto||Pride - Service - Distinction|
|Legal personality||Governmental agency|
|City of New York in the State of New York , USA|
|Legal jurisdiction||New York and New Jersey|
|Headquarters||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Superintendent responsible||Samuel J. Plumeri Jr.|
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, or Port Authority Police Department (PAPD), is a police department in New York and New Jersey. It protects all the property owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and it enforces state and city laws. The PAPD is one of the largest police departments in the United States, with 1,660 members. The PAPD is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a two-state agency that runs the bridges, tunnels, airports, and seaports along the New York - New Jersey border.
The area had over 50,000 employees and 70,000 visitors per day; the work of emergency personnel including the Port Authority Police, the New York City Police Department, the New York City Fire Department, New York City EMS, New York State Court Officers, Federal Agents and many others helped to lower the deaths from the attack. The Port Authority Police had the biggest loss of police personnel at a single time in American history: 37 police officers along with one police dog were killed on September 11th.
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