Accession Number: C.2012.429.1
Dimensions: 4 ¾ in X 3 ¾ in X 1/8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 7.62 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Inspector Larry Fields in memory of all Port Authority Police who perished on 9/11
Port Authority Police Department embroidered uniform patch featuring the Port Authority logo in the center in yellow. Text embroidered in white, against a blue background reads: "Port Authority Police | New York New Jersey." The entire patch has a yellow embroidered border.
The World Trade Center was protected by the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD). The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is the agency that operated the World Trade Center until July 2001. Its police force is responsible for the safety and security of the port of New York and New Jersey, bridges and tunnels spanning the Hudson River, and airports in the metropolitan area. At the World Trade Center, PAPD police desks were located in 5 World Trade Center and in the underground concourse.
PAPD officers throughout the complex mobilized as soon as hijacked Flight 11 struck the North Tower. Members of the department at posts elsewhere in the city and in New Jersey arrived on the scene soon thereafter.
Thirty-seven members of the PAPD died on 9/11.