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The Port Authority Police Department is the only American police department to be attacked by foreign enemies

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  • World Trade Center, NY; From the time the first shovel of dirt was removed from the Earth to build the original World Trade Center the Port Authority Police Department has been the law enforcement authority for the complex. The PAPD has suffered greatly in its WTC mission, losing 37 police officers on September 11, 2001, and others as a result of the toxic environment of the WTC Rescue and Recovery efforts. 
On February 26, 1993, a bit past noon, a bomb exploded in the parking garage beneath the Towers. What is not known is the story of the PAPD WTC station houses. The 1993 explosion destroyed the PAPD police station, injuring officers who put their injuries aside in order to rescue others, bringing them to safety. Again, on September 11, 2001, the PAPD WTC station was destroyed. The PAPD, a domestic, urban police department, was attacked, not once but twice, by foreign enemies. Those enemies, and some in local authority, wonder why the PAPD keeps rebuilding and continuing its mission. The answer is simple,
  • The Port Authority Police Department Pipes & Drums Band and the PAPD Honor Guard will help send off Navy SEALS on Saturday, August 7, 2021, on their swim across the Hudson River from Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ to the World Trade Center. #hudsonriversealswim #hudsonriver #libertystatepark #WTC #USNAVYSEALS #USNAVY #PAPDPROTECTSNYNJ #PAPD #PAPBA #PANYNJ #PAPDPIPESANDDRUMS #PAPDHONORGUARD
  • July 22, 2021, Brooklyn, NY; The PAPD Pipes & Drums and the PAPD Honor Guard  helped the Brooklyn Cyclones, NY Mets minor league affiliate, kick off Irish Night in the Cyclones' home stadium, Maimonides Park, Coney Island. #PAPDPROTECTSNYNJ #PAPD #PAPBA #PANYNJ #brooklyncyclones #maimonidespark #coneyisland #PAPDPIPESANDDRUMS #PAPDHONORGUARD #irishnight
  • Port Authority Police Officer Dennis Novello was selected as the Port Authority PBA May 2021 Cop of the Month.
On May 21, 2021, Police Officer Novello was on patrol and observed a female with a knife in her hand. The suspect was approaching a male in an aggressive manner. P.O. Novello immediately intervened causing the suspect to turn her attention and the knife toward Officer Novello. Police Officer Novello was able to de-escalate the confrontation using verbal commands resulting in the suspect dropping the knife. P.O. Novello was then able to take the suspect into custody without injury to anyone involved.
Police Officer Novello used restraint and relied on his training to successfully end a dangerous situation. Police Officer Novello's actions were consistent with the high standards and traditions of the Port Authority Police Department and the Port Authority PBA.