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Transit Police

Metro Transit Police Department joins 30x30 Initiative 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, September 12, 2023 8:49:00 AM
In college, Alexis Junker wasn’t sure whether she’d make it as a police officer, a position predominately held by men. But her confidence grew with each step she took toward the profession, including spending nine months as a Community [...]
Transit Police

Police awards celebrate bravery, compassion 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 17, 2023 12:58:00 PM
From left to right: Chief Ernest Morales III, Officer Daniel Hughes, Officer Juan Peralta, U.S. Marshal and former Metro Transit Police Chief Eddie Frizell. There were stories of bravery: The police officers who located and calmed an armed [...]
Behind the Badge Transit Police

Behind the Badge: Officer Scott Tinucci 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 21, 2023 9:23:00 AM
Please tell us a little about your background. My parents are from Saint Paul, and I grew up in Cottage Grove. Because I come from a large Italian family, we spent a lot of time in what was then known as Little Italy. Growing up, I was [...]
Transit Police

Newest Metro Transit police officer ready to be there for those who need it 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, February 28, 2023 9:16:00 PM
Metro Transit’s newest police officer is still getting used to patrolling the Blue Line late into the night alongside a field training officer. But it’s a job she’s been preparing for her almost her entire life. Growing up in Saint Paul, Gina [...]
Safety and Security Action Plan Transit Police

Efforts to improve public safety on transit persist in the face of many needs, fewer police  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 9, 2023 12:16:00 PM
Riding the train alongside police officers can be a little uneventful. And that’s the point. When police, uniformed staff, or security personnel are around, bad behavior tends to diminish. Instead, what you start to see are warm, chance [...]
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