MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today announced the appointment of Louis R. Anemone as MTA Deputy Executive Director and Director of Security, a new position.
Mr. Anemone is a 34-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, serving in every uniformed rank from police officer trainee until his retirement in 1999 as Chief of the Department. He currently serves as Deputy Director of Governor George E. Pataki's Office of Public Security.
As MTA Director of Security, Mr. Anemone will direct and coordinate the MTA's efforts in enhancing the secure environment of its transportation network. He will also coordinate the MTA's policing and security efforts with the Governor's office, the FBI, and the NYPD.
Governor Pataki said, "Lou is a top-notch police professional with a distinguished career who will help safeguard our subways, buses, commuter railroads, bridges, and tunnels. All New Yorkers will benefit from his expertise."
Mr. Kalikow said, "We all know the major role played by public transportation in the lives of virtually every New Yorker. Recent events have reminded us of the importance of safety and security in everything that we do. The creation of this essential new position, and our good fortune in finding someone of Lou's unquestioned ability to lead it, will go a long way in assuring our customers of our continued commitment to their well-being."
Mr. Anemone said, "I am very excited about returning to the front lines. The MTA is a terrific place and I greatly look forward to the challenges ahead. I also deeply appreciate the confidence in me shown by the Governor and Chairman that this appointment reflects."
Mr. Anemone will assume his new position in December.