January 30, 2014
Law enforcement officials say that while authorities were focused on a public transit type of attack, they are not aware of any specific plans to target the game or surrounding events
January 8, 2014
Claims transit system policy banning firearms from buses and from bus shelters violates a provision in a 2011 Wisconsin law that allows people to obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons.
October 17, 2013
Txt-a-Tip will follow similar response procedures that are in place when a report is called into the Amtrak Police 800 number. Passengers can now simply report suspected criminal or suspicious activity by sending a text to APD11 from a smartphone or to 27311 from a standard cell phone.
October 10, 2013
The transit officers were stripped of the special constable designation, which includes the power to make arrests, in 2010 following allegations they were exceeding their authority.
September 3, 2013
The T3 Patroller, quieter than a car or motorcycle, can travel up to 25 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 20 mph.
August 27, 2013
The money also helps fund BART’s patrol teams made up of eight highly trained personnel who specialize in anti-terrorism prevention and detection.
August 7, 2013
Transit police officials say the fake cop, along with video cameras and a new lock, has cut bike thefts by 67%.
July 24, 2013
Transit officials are looking to train bus drivers to spot suspicious activity and implement a public awareness campaign.
May 16, 2013
Anthony Gamez was taken into custody on an Orange Line bus after the on-duty bus operator recognized him from photographs displayed on a “wanted” poster distributed earlier in the day.
May 9, 2013
Also considering ending customer service duties so the squad can focus on serious enforcement that only they can perform. The agency’s GM said that one advantage to having the police force is conducting fare enforcement, because it reduces confrontations, making riders feel safer.
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