Chief, System Security & Law Enforcement Division
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Alex Wiggins is the Chief, System Security & Law Enforcement Division for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In this role he oversees Metro’s $100 million contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and leads all security operations. Wiggins is a veteran of the United States Army Military Police, the Seattle Police Department, Sound Transit, the Seattle Department of Transportation where he served as chief of staff, the North County Transit District (NCTD) and Metra in Chicago where he served as a deputy executive director. Wiggins is a proven safety and security professional. He is well versed in all aspects of safety and security operations in the multi-modal transit environment. With experience at the staff, management and senior executive levels, Wiggins has directed police, safety, and security operations for military, diplomatic, educational institutions and public transit agencies. Wiggins was selected by the U.S. Department of State and DynCorp International to serve as an international police liaison officer. During this time he developed innovative approaches to train U.S. civilian, military and Iraqi police to conduct threat and vulnerability assessments and prepare emergency management and disaster recovery plans. Wiggins has achieved Gold Standard recognition for infrastructure security from the Department of Homeland Security with two different transit agencies. Alex holds a MS in Homeland Security Management from the University of Maryland University College, and a BA in Communication from Arizona State University.