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MTA police chief Owen Monaghan announces retirement

Posted at 9:58 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 09:58:11-05

MTA police chief Owen Monaghan announced Monday that he will retire in January.

Monaghan has been the head of the transit agency's police force since February of 2017.

“I am extremely grateful to Chief Monaghan for his decades of dedicated law enforcement service, including the last several years at the MTA keeping our more than eight million daily customers safe," said MTA Chairman & CEO Patrick J. Foye in a statement.

Monaghan joined the MTA in March of 2015 as VP of Security. Prior to that, he'd spent over three decades with the NYPD, rising to the rank of Assistant Chief.

"Chief Monaghan’s leadership and deep background in transportation security have been of critical importance for the MTA PD and we wish him all the best in his next chapter.”