For Immediate Release
May 11, 2016
Pennsylvania Treasurer Reese Statement on Incident Involving DRPA Enforcement Officer
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Treasurer Tim Reese, who serves as an ex-officio commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and its subsidiary the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), made the following statement regarding an incident involving a DRPA enforcement officer and a PATCO commuter.
“From what I have learned, I am deeply disturbed about the alleged behavior by the officer in question and urge DRPA officials to continue to cooperate fully with all relevant law enforcement agencies. All commuters should expect to be safe and secure when utilizing DRPA facilities and allegations like this not only make that impossible, but ultimately make it harder for DRPA enforcement officers to do their jobs.
“I also call on DRPA to immediately review and, where necessary, improve its procedures for hiring, screening, training and disciplining its enforcement officers. Those who are entrusted with public safety must have the required skills, temperament and capabilities to appropriately interact with the public to prevent similar incidents.”
Pennsylvania Treasurer, Timothy Reese
Media contact: Scott Sloat 717-783-4098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pennsylvania Treasury is an independent department of state government led by the state treasurer, who is elected every four years. The department's primary duty is to safeguard and manage the state's public funds. It invests state money to generate income on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania, reviews and processes payments for state government agencies, and serves as custodian of more than $100 billion in state funds. Key Treasury programs include Unclaimed Property, PA 529 College Savings Program and the Board of Finance and Revenue.