Pope Francis will visit America from September 22 to September 27, 2015…..
He will be in New York City from the evening of Sept. 24 to early morning Sept. 27….
Let’s game out the security operation for the Pope in the Big Apple….
The Pope has his own personal security detail of Swiss Palace Guards that travel with him….
In his visit to America (Wash DC, NYC and Philly) his America personal security agency will be the US Secret Service….
As the Pope moves around NYC he and his whole party will be escorted/moved by the New York City Police Department….
The Police Department’s Highway unit will be leading the Pope’s motorcade which could be a long as 30 vehicles….
In that motorcade will be the famous Popemobile, His personal security people, Secret Service agents, his staff, media, a medical team from the NYC Fire Dept’s EMS service …..
The arrival at JFK Airport will handled by the Port Authority Police, who will provide an escort off the airport….And secure the arrival area’s and greeting crowds…
Once in New York….
The Pope will visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Address the United nations, an East Harlem church,. And Madison Square garden….
He will sleep over the night of Sept 25th….
There has been a mention of a stop in New York Cities Central park….
For ALL of thes stops the New York Police will provide escorts and crowd control, just as they would for the running of the NY City Marathon race…It will involve large amounts of the NYPD’s 35,000 police officers …..
In Inanitionaddition, the NY Fire Department will to mobile its fire and EMS units to points along the route of the Papal motorcades to handle any medical emeergcy situations….
Due the large amount of people expected to come and see the Pope in the City…..
Outlying police departments will have increase their patrols….
New Jersey Transit, Port Authority and MTA police departments will have increase staffing for crowd control and security on their train, bridge and tunnel facilities …..
Homeland Security TSA people may be deployed to these facilities also….
At the World Trade Center visit….Port Authority Police will be called on again to escort the Pope’s group….At Madison Square Garden NYPD and MTA police will have extra units, dogs and bomb squad members standing by because the facility has a train station below it…
The New York City Police Department will have it’s helicopters, Marine, Bomb, HazMat and others units working the Pope’s detail…
The Secret Service should surely have to call for help from other Homeland Security agencies including Border patrol and TSA ….
All of this will be going on in New City, The Bg Apple while the city hosted the Forest Hills US OpenTennis match, Baseball Games of the NY Yankee’s and NY Mets…
The Unted Nation’s annual General Assembly get together…..
That event will pull the US State Departmanet Dipoploamtaic Security agents into action providding securty for over 40 Foreign Ministers that will arive in the city….
The Secret Service will be handling President Obama, which normaly would be the BIGGER movement, but will be drafted by the Pope….
They will also, like the State Depatment be proding security details for over 50 heads of state while the President and the Pope move around the city….
For EACH othe above arrivals?
The NYPD will assign it’s police escorts…..
New York City is gonna make a LOT of money from all of this…
Drivers in the city are gonna get screwed….
NYPD cops are gonna make money…
A LOT of Secret Service , FBI, Border patrol and other Federal peopel are gonna be spending a couple of weeks in the city….
Here’s the schedule….
Sept 24 (D.C., New York)
9:20 a.m. Address to Joint Session of the United States Congress
11:15 a.m. Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
4:00 p.m. Depart from Joint Base Andrews
5:00 p.m. Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport
6:45 p.m. Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Sept 25 (New York)
8:30 a.m. Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly
11:30 a.m. Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center
4:00 p.m. Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem
6:00 p.m. Mass at Madison Square Garden
Sept 26 (New York, Philadelphia)
8:40 a.m. Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport
9:30 a.m. Arrival at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia
10:30 a.m. Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
4:45 p.m. Visit to Independence Mall
7:30 p.m. Visit to the Festival of Families Benjamin Franklin Parkway