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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

November 14, 2001

Former military officer

James D. Spiller named Deputy Chief of DART Transit Police

Photo of Deputy Chief James D. SpillerDART has named James D. Spiller as deputy chief of the DART Transit Police Department. A 25-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Spiller retired after serving as director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"DART is very fortunate to obtain the services of a career professional who has so much experience in the U.S. military's counter-terrorism operations," noted Ben Gomez, DART executive vice president who oversees the Transit Police Department.

Spiller's training and education includes graduation from the prestigious Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama as well as an MS degree in criminal justice administration from Central Missouri State University.

The recipient of numerous military awards and decorations, Spiller will be actively involved in maintaining the safety of all DART passengers, employees and property. He reports directly to the DART Chief of Police.

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