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South Jersey Port Corporation Announces Appointment of Richard F. Altomare to General Manager for Security, Public Safety, and Emergency Management

The South Jersey Port Corporation proudly welcomes Richard F. Altomare to its team as the newly appointed General Manager for Security, Public Safety, and Emergency Management and Facility Security Officer. As the former head of the TSA’s Federal Air Marshal Service in Philadelphia, Altomare brings a wealth of law enforcement expertise and decades of experience to his new role.

“We’re delighted to have Rich’s extensive and impressive decades of law enforcement expertise leading our security team and emergency management efforts,” said Andrew Saporito, SJPC’s Executive Director and CEO. “He not only enforced the regulations, tactics, strategies and policies to protect America’s air flights and borders, he wrote them at the TSA and taught them as an adjunct professor.”

Altomare’s career spans from a military policeman in the Army, to a police officer in Brigantine, New Jersey, and then rising through the ranks at the Transportation Security Agency. In 2023, he was awarded the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s Exceptional Service Gold Medal in recognition of his exceptional leadership.

He led law enforcement and security operations over numerous maximum transportation security/mass-attendance events, including Super Bowl LI, 2016 NCAA Final Four Championship Game, and “Operations Allies Welcome.”

While simultaneously performing his duties with the Transportation Security Administration, from 2013 to 2023, he served as Adjunct Professor/Course Developer at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, delivering graduate-level lectures on Homeland Security and Criminal Justice studies.

Altomare holds a Master of Science in Administrative from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Stockton University.