John WalshPresenter at Secure Rail Conference

John Walsh

Director of Hazmat Programs

Short Line Safety Institute

John Walsh has over 30 years experience in public safety, security, emergency management, and compliance with 15 of them in the freight rail industry. Walsh most recently served as Assistant Vice President Safety & Security with Genesee & Wyoming where he was responsible for risk mitigation, various safety programs, regulatory compliance, and workplace violence prevention & training programs. Prior to that, Walsh spent 13 years with CSX Transportation where he served in a several roles before he retired as Director of Police and Infrastructure Protection, overseeing the Railroad Police Department, emergency call center and Infrastructure Protection team. Walsh started his public safety career in the NYPD. He had a successful 20 year career retiring as a Lieutenant Commander Detective Squad overseeing a city-wide technical and investigative support unit.

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