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Press Release
October 7, 2005
Kevin McConville Named MTA Police Chief

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Peter S. Kalikow announced today the appointment of Kevin McConville as Chief of MTA Police.

Mr. McConville, 48, a 23 year veteran of the MTA Police most recently served as the First Deputy Chief. Prior to that, he served as Captain, Commanding officer of District 6 and 7, Lieutenant and Executive Office of Patrol Division, Sergeant and Detective.

In announcing the appointment, Mr. Kalikow said, "Kevin McConville has a proven record in law enforcement and his vast experience will greatly assist the MTA's ongoing efforts to enhance the safety and security of our system for our customers and employees."

MTA Executive Director, Katherine N. Lapp said "Chief McConville's expertise in policing and securing the MTA network and his vision for the future of the Department will make a significant contribution to the continued security of the transportation network."

Chief McConville will oversee the 725 member MTA Police in charge of the railroads, Long Island Bus and Staten Island Rapid Transit security. His appointment is effective immediately.

Chief McConville is a member of the International Association of Chief Police (IACP) and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. He received both his Bachelor's and Masters's degree from Marist Collage. Chief McConville is married with 3 children and lives in Putnam County.

Chief McConville succeeds Thomas P. Lawless who died earlier this month.