NPS PHOTO by Kevin Daley
Ellis Island is part of a National Park Service siteEllis Island is part of Statue of Liberty National Monument. The island is administered by staff of the National Park Service, an agency of the federal government located within the United States Department of the Interior. Law enforcement is under the jurisdiction of the United States Park Police.
The park superintendent assumes responsibility for park operations, resource protection and visitor services.
The Superintendent's Compendium addresses park-specific issues using federal authority granted to the superintendent. It is reviewed annually and provides a list of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent of the park.