Ellis Island is part of the National Park ServiceEllis Island is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The island is administered by staff of the National Park Service, an agency of the federal government within the United States Department of the Interior. Law enforcement at Ellis Island 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.
In order to protect visitors and the park, visitors and their belongings are subject to security screening(s). The Security Standards and Prohibited Items document describes the security screening process and prohibited items.