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Released: 7/27/2006 

DRPA Public Safety Hosted Meet and Greet For New Jersey State Police T.H.R.E.A.T. Program

The Delaware River Port Authority's Public Safety Department hosted a meet and greet for the New Jersey State Police's Target Hardening Response and Emergency Activation Team (T.H.R.E.A.T.) on Wednesday, July 26 at two PATCO stations. T.H.R.E.A.T. was at Lindenwold Station from 6 to 7 a.m. and at Broadway Station in Camden at the Walter Rand Transportation Center from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. to educate the public about the security program. T.H.R.E.A.T. is a public awareness program that encourages the public to work with law enforcement to maintain the highest possible level of safety. The T.H.R.E.A.T. program advises the public to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity through a toll free tip line at 1- (866) 4-SAFE-NJ. As part of the effort to publicize the program, T.H.R.E.A.T. team members distributed leaflets and was available to discuss the program with interested PATCO riders. In the past, the team has visited Newark Penn Station, Atlantic City Rail Terminal, the Meadowlands Arena and several malls. This visit was T.H.R.E.A.T.'s third visit to PATCO's Lindenwold Station. The T.H.R.E.A.T. program is similar to PATCO's Transit Watch program launched last June, which encourages the active participation of transit passengers and employees working together to maintain a safe transit environment.

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