Police Department

A Message from the Chief

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

Welcome to the Delaware River Port Authority Police Department. As Police Chief, I am honored to serve alongside the outstanding men and women of this Department. Every member of our Department recognizes the duties, obligations, and responsibilities that accompany the undertaking of protecting the public we serve and ensuring the safety of our facilities.

The Delaware River Port Authority Police Department was established by a compact between the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We operate four bridges and a high speed train connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We have worked diligently to establish the highest standards in professionalism and public service, as well as customer service-oriented policing.

As Chief, I am committed to working with various departments throughout our agency to continuously implement innovative approaches to delivering public safety services. We believe open lines of communication and our dedication to act as stewards to our patrons and community partners help us achieve our goals in a professional and efficient manner. We work closely with our law enforcement partners, both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to enhance our training opportunities, communications, and shared services to better serve this entire region. We are constantly evolving to meet the new challenges facing law enforcement and the public we serve.

John Hanson, the CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority, and his Executive Leadership Team have made public safety a top priority within the authority. We rely on their support and our Board of Commissioners for valuable direction and assistance.

Our department is a diverse agency that strives for excellence in order to make our facilities a safer place to visit and work. We continually look to improve our customer service, public safety, and homeland security responsibilities. Thank you for visiting the Delaware River Port Authority Police Department's web site.

Chief John L. Stief