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On Off The Clock Transit Police

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 [...]
Transit Police

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, [...]
Transit Police

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 [...]
In This Together Transit Police

In This Together: Police Officer Brett Schuck 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, November 9, 2020 8:34:00 PM
Across the organization, Metro Transit employees’ work has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These "In This Together" Q&As illustrate how employees are adapting both on and off the clock. Read more interviews here. How has the pandemic [...]
Transit Police

Police recruits’ backgrounds include coping with chaotic childhood, war, career change 

| Friday, October 16, 2020 2:53:00 PM
On Oct. 14 Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) welcomed a diverse group of new officers with varied backgrounds and abilities. In addition to English, the recruits speak Somali, Arabic, Greek, Hmong and Spanish. Two are women, eight have been [...]
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