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COVID-19 Transit Police

MTPD Lieutenant brings medical background to pandemic fight 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Friday, July 10, 2020 6:17:00 PM
Growing up, Lt. Mario Ruberto dreamed of becoming a paramedic like those he saw on “Emergency,” a 1970s semi-documentary TV series about Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics. Ruberto began living the dream when he became a Mayo Clinic cardiac [...]
COVID-19 In This Together Transit Police

In This Together: Officer Justin Johnson 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:33:00 PM
​​ Across the organization, Metro Transit employees’ work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In These Together" Q&As illustrate how employees are adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. Justin [...]
Light Rail Safety Transit Police

New cameras will improve light rail security, service 

| Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:23:00 AM
Metro Transit will soon have a much better picture of what’s happening inside light rail vehicles. Four high-resolution cameras offering 360-degree views will be installed inside the passenger areas of all 91 light rail vehicles this year, [...]
METRO Green Line On the METRO St. Paul Transit Police

New Green Line housing development offers more than a place to stay 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:24:00 PM
A new supportive housing development with a focus on American Indian youth is now open near the METRO Green Line’s Victoria Street Station, a development that could help Metro Transit police build stronger bonds with young people they encounter. [...]
Transit Police

Police, military experience guide new chief, Eddie Frizell 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:28:00 PM
Metro Transit Police Chief Eddie Frizell has a rich law enforcement and military background. Before joining Metro Transit in August, he spent 26 years with the Minneapolis Police Department. There, he filled numerous roles, including deputy chief [...]
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