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For Transit Police K-9s, exposure to transit begins on day one 

| Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9:23:00 PM
K-9s that work with the Metro Transit Police Department will spend nearly a decade sniffing their way around trains, buses and boarding areas. So it only makes sense that their training would also take place in such an environment. And now [...]
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Transit Police help move nearly 400 people into permanent housing 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:45:00 PM
Nearly 400 people have found permanent housing in the two years since the Metro Transit Police Department and the Metropolitan Council's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) partnered to help those sheltering on transit. The first move-in [...]
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On the Clock/Off the Clock: Capt. Rick Grates 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:40:00 PM
Lives: West Metro Years of service: 16 years Family: A wife, two daughters and two Labradors. My daughters are in college, one is about to earn a degree in social work and the other is studying elementary education. How did you come to [...]
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K-9 Merle sniffed and snuggled his way into MTPD fame 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, December 28, 2020 10:42:00 AM
Metro Transit Police Department K-9s are trained to protect the community by sniffing out shell casings and explosives. But Merle, a black Labrador who was among the department's first K-9s, also served as a four-footed goodwill ambassador, [...]
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MTPD lieutenant uses hobby to help families helped by HAT 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:56:00 PM
Lt. Erin Dietz recently discovered that she can use her stress-relieving hobby to help formerly homeless families. She finds and refinishes used furniture and donates them to families who have found permanent housing with the help of the Metro [...]
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