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Matthew Whelan

Vice President, Operations NY

Mr. Whelan joined MSA Security in 2017 as the Vice President of New York Operations. He oversees operational, administrative, and logistical functions for MSA clients in the New York region. Prior to joining MSA, Mr. Whelan served over 28 years in the NYPD, retiring at the rank of Deputy Chief. His most recent post was the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Intelligence Section. In this role he supervised the Investigative Support Center, which consists of over 30 federal, state, and local agencies working in partnership to protect the NYC metropolitan area. Furthermore, he supervised investigations into potential terrorist threats against New York City, and conducted security assessments and deployment plans for significant public and private events. Mr. Whelan previously served in leadership capacities across multiple NYPD precincts. He holds a current FBI Top Secret Security Clearance and a BA in Political Science for Rutgers University.