The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department is currently comprised of One Chief, Two Lieutenants, Five Sergeants, and nineteen patrolmen for a total of twenty seven members. At any given time, we may also have Security Guards employed until such time as they are hired for the Police Academy. Each member is based out of the New Jersey Headquarters located in Alpine NJ. All officers attend a New Jersey based police academy and are certified by the New Jersey Police Training Commission.
Members of the Police Department have the same law enforcement responsibilities as our local or county counterparts but are given law enforcement authority under New Jersey Title 32:14-20 and New York Section 9.05. In addition to traditional state laws, members of this agency are also responsible for enforcing the laws and conditions of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission as well.
A full history can be found HERE