Owen Monaghan has been appointed vice president of security for MTA New York City Transit (NYCT).

Monaghan has 34 years of experience in law enforcement and was considered a leader in transportation and security throughout his career with the NYPD. Most recently, he was the two-star chief and borough commander of Brooklyn South, the department's largest borough command.

Monaghan spent 14 years working with NYCT, including a key contributor to regional transit security strategies and NYCT's security and emergency preparedness plan. He has received specialized training in transit security from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.