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Sinquefield succeeds Shackleford as head of NS' police department


Norfolk Southern Corp. has named Mark Sinquefield director of police to succeed Al Shackleford II, who is retiring after a 39-year career with NS.

Sinquefield joined NS in 1985 as a special agent and advanced within the police department, holding a number of positions. He completed the Class I’s executive development program conducted at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and was the first NS police officer to complete the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy in Quantico, Va., NS officials said in a prepared statement.

Shackleford joined NS predecessor Southern Railway in 1973 as a special agent and advanced within the department until he became director of police in 2008.

NS’ police department is responsible for crime prevention and criminal investigation activities involving railroad property or interests and high-value shipments. The department also investigates suspected fraudulent claims against the railroad and conducts other special criminal investigations. The department supports 49 field offices, five special investigation units, three special operations response teams, 12 K-9 units, a police communications center and a headquarters in Atlanta.

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