News Tagged With: transit-police
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October 31, 2014

MBTA's longtime police chief to step down

When Paul MacMillan started at the transit agency in the 1980s, only about 80 officers patrolled the system, he said. Now, about 250 do.


August 14, 2014

Vancouver to enforce fine for opening light rail doors

Police say media and social-media images of passengers walking the tracks of SkyTrain after bailing on cars stalled between stations last month have convinced some passengers they can just exit during short, routine delays.


August 13, 2014

DEA agent paid Amtrak employee for confidential passenger info

The agent paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 over the past 19 years for the information, even though the records were available at no cost through an agreement with Amtrak police.


August 1, 2014

Aggravated assaults up on MBTA's transit system

Transit police statistics show aggravated assaults were up by 38%, an increase from 48 to 66 incidents compared to the same period the year prior. MBTA Transit Police is seeking to determine the reason for the increase, but say a broad trend has been hard to find.


July 25, 2014

NYPD cracking down on subway sex crimes

Officers made 128 arrests on charges of sex abuse or forcible touching through Sunday, compared to 104 such collars by the same point in 2013 — a 23% rise.


July 22, 2014

Pierce Transit adding system to track security, crime issues

The Web-based reporting system will increase accountability and efficiency, and allow the department to respond more quickly to crime trends at transit stations and on buses.


June 26, 2014

N.Y. MTA eyeing video surveillance for all subway cars

A former FBI agent and president of security system company said it would cost tens of millions of dollars to install the right cameras in all 6,000 cars, but would be worthwhile.


May 8, 2014

Transit officers start riding Detroit buses

The city placed officers from its new Transit Police force on its most troubled routes and is working to hire at least 30 more officers to supplement the unit. The effort follows a growing number of attacks on drivers and between passengers.


April 8, 2014

TransLink launching anti-harassment app

In the final stages of testing, the app will offer a menu of security features, including texting for help and summaries of crimes around particular stations. This is the transit police force’s top priority this year, as it struggles with numerous incidents of sexual harassment.


December 4, 2013

Private security targets fare evaders on Phoenix light rail

Phoenix voters in March approved Proposition 300, which allowed the city manager to hire private security guards to cite fare evaders or passengers who commit other violations. Previously, only police officers and their assistants had that authority.


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