Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Rear Admiral
Timothy S. Sullivan, Commander of the First Coast Guard District and Commander,
Maritime Defense Command One, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to
enhance the protection of New
York Harbor and the
waters of the New
York metropolitan area. They were joined by Captain
Robert R. O’Brien, who also signed the agreement.
agreement formalizes the working relationship between the NYPD and United States
Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard and NYPD Harbor units work together during
national security events including the United Nations General Assembly, when
both patrol the East River and immediate vicinity of the UN, as well as during
Presidential and papal visits, among other joint operations.
Commissioner Kelly said, “This new agreement will help protect New York City's
critical infrastructure by giving the NYPD full authority to enforce the
maritime safety and security zones that only the Coast Guard can establish.”
A video podcast featuring the NYPD Harbor and SCUBA Units can be
seen online at http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/pr/videos.shtml
(scroll to Episode 1).
PHOTO: U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral
Timothy S. Sullivan, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and U.S.
Coast Guard Captain Robert R. O’Brien sign a Memorandum of Understanding
formalizing the working relationship between the NYPD and U.S. Coast Guard, at
Police Headquarters. NYPD Photo Unit.