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Delaware River Port Authority (U.S.)

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[Delaware River Port Authority flag] image located by Esteban Rivera, 11 January 2024
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Description of the flag

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), officially the Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is a bi-state agency established on July 17, 1951, instrumentality created by a congressionally approved interstate compact between the state governments of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It traces its origins to December 12, 1919 when the New Jersey and Pennsylvania state legislatures approve creation of the Delaware River Bridge Joint Commission,

The authority is principally charged to maintain and develop transportation links between the two states with four bridges and a mass transit rail line across the Delaware River. Though the DRPA has "port" in its name, it does not own or operate any ports.
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For additional information go to DRPA (official website):
Esteban Rivera, 11 January 2024

Police Bureau

[Delaware River Port Authority Police Bureau flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 December 2023
based on photo located by Clayton Horner, 1 August 2014

The flag found by Clayton Horner for sale on e-Bay in August 2014 is a ~9:14 tapering forked flag, mainly dark blue with a white stripe along the hoist (its width ~10/27ths of the flag’s height). On that stripe dark blue letters "DRPA" set vertically and on the main flag area yellow lettering "Police Bureau", set in two lines; all text in bold capitals, set in a face reminiscent of 1990s Apple system font “Chicago”: bold, blockish, with rounded ends. The forking cutout seems to be a right angle.

Since this flag seems to be meant to be used aboard watercraft, the matter of its reverse side is even more important than usual: readable reverse meaning doubly heavy cloth, or illegible reverse meaning any waterborne villain could evade persuit, alleging it looks just like the ICS alpha flag?
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 December 2023