Police Department

Internal Affairs

To report an accident or other incident requiring immediate police assistance, DIAL 911 or:

Ben Franklin Bridge:
(856) 968-3301

Walt Whitman Bridge:
(215) 218-3701

Commodore Barry Bridge:
(856) 241-4801

Betsy Ross Bridge:
(856) 317-5901

PATCO:
(856) 963-7995

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is committed to providing safe passage throughout our facilities. The Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services to these facilities that are courteous, fair, effective and impartial to our customers. In order to achieve this objective, Police Department employees are held to the highest standard of conduct and are expected to respect the rights of all persons. Police Department employees adhere to these standards, motivated by a moral and professional obligation to perform their job to the best of their ability. The effectiveness of this department is dependent upon public approval and acceptance of law enforcement authority. In an effort to be responsive to the communities we serve; we provide formal procedures for the filing, processing and investigation of complaints from the public through our Internal Affairs Unit.


The 4 A’s of Internal Affairs

  1. ANYONE – Any individual must be permitted to file an Internal Affairs complaint. It can be a victim, a friend of the victim, a parent, a juvenile (with or without parents), an illegal alien (we are not permitted to ask about immigration status) or it can be anonymous. ANYONE means ANYONE.
  2. ANY WAY – An Internal Affairs complaint can be filed in ANY WAY. It could be filed by phone, by letter, written on a napkin, in person… Whatever is best for the person filing. We cannot make someone show up in person or swear the statement to initiate the complaint process.
  3. ANY TIME – A complaint must be taken regardless of the hour or day of the week. At no time should a complaint be told to return later, even if the IA officer is unavailable. ANY law enforcement officer or civilian employee must take a complaint.
  4. ANYTHING – As long as a complaint has sufficient factual information, the complaint must be investigated. It is predicated upon the victim’s view of the situation.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MUST AVOID ANY LANGUAGE THAT IS DESIGNED TO DISSUADE SOMEBODY FROM FILING A COMPLAINT.


Resources

DRPA Internal Affairs Policy
NJ AG Citizen Complaint Intake Checklist
DRPA Complaint Information Sheet
DRPA IA Report Form
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Testing
DRPA Early Warning System Policy
NJ Attorney General Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures
Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form For Year 2020
2020 Year End Internal Affairs Report
2019 Year End Internal Affairs Report
2018 Year End Internal Affairs Report

Contact

To file an internal affairs complaint with the DRPA Internal Affairs Unit, e-mail Sergeant Sean Longfellow at splongfellow@drpa.org or by phone at (856) 969-7836.