Police Officer Steve Ekizian has served the membership of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association as Treasurer since 2016. The experience that brought Steve to his current position includes his first PBA position in 2002 as a delegate in the JFK Airport Command. His dedication to the membership led him to also serve as a Trustee, the Sergeant-at-Arms and Recording Secretary. Steve is also a member of the Negotiating Committee. Keenly aware of the difficulties facing organized labor, Steve says, “The attacks on organized labor are unwarranted but real. We have to stay united and bargain collectively, otherwise we will be taken apart piece by piece.”
Steve began his law enforcement career with the New York City Police Department before being appointed to the Port Authority Police Department in July of 1997. He has served in various PAPD commands including the Central Police Pool, Port Authority Bus Terminal and JFK International Airport. During his command assignments Steve received training in special weapons, command communications, high value escort and marine patrol. He also served as a Police Emergency Medical Technician and a Federal Aviation Administration Certified Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter. Steve also holds numerous certificates in labor relations, employment law and union leadership.