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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) recently promoted Police Chief Wanda Dunham from assistant general manager of police and emergency management to chief of system safety, security and emergency management. She now joins the agency’s executive team.Dunham has led the MARTA Police Department since May 2006. She became the first African-American and woman to hold the position of police chief and assistant GM at MARTA, agency officials said in a press release.Dunham has more than three decades of experience with transportation law enforcement and has served MARTA the past 30 years. Under her direction, the Police Department has distinguished itself as one of the top law enforcement agencies in the country, receiving consecutive gold standard awards from both the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and Transportation Security Administration, MARTA officials said.As an executive team member, Dunham now has expanded areas of responsibility, including oversight of the Department of Safety and Quality Assurance, and the Chief Information Security Office.“In this new role, Chief Dunham will be able streamline critical safety and security functions, and provide critical leadership around some of MARTA’s most important and impactful events, including Super Bowl LIII,” said MARTA GM and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Parker.