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Chief Owen Monaghan
Owen Monaghan
MTAPD Chief of Police
MTA Chief Security Officer

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department (MTAPD) was established in 1998 with the merger of the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad police departments. The Staten Island Railway Police Department merged with the MTAPD in 2005.

The MTAPD is dedicated to providing safe travel for the commuters of the LIRR, Metro-North and Staten Island Railway. Our department is responsible for patrolling and securing Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, and the infrastructure—including tracks, yards, shops, stations, and railroad crossings—of Metro-North, the LIRR and the Staten Island Railway across the MTA's operating area. Our workforce comprises nearly 800 sworn officers and civilians who work in nine districts extending across 14 counties in New York and Connecticut. Our personnel also work in the following seven special units:

  • Canine
  • Computer Crimes
  • Emergency Services Unit
  • Detective Division
  • Highway Unit
  • Homeless Assistance Unit
  • Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force

On behalf of the MTAPD, it is an honor to be able to serve and protect the travelers of the largest transportation system in North America. We strive for a strong relationship with the public in order to keep our system safe, and we carry out our mission with dedication and professionalism.

Thank you for visiting our webpage.

Owen Monaghan
Chief, MTAPD
Chief Security Officer, MTA

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