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Cameras provide real-time look into light rail vehicles 

| Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:23:00 AM
When a passenger was assaulted on a light rail vehicle this spring, it didn’t take long for supervisors in Metro Transit’s Rail Control Center to hear about it – or see it. Alerted by the train operator, rail supervisors pulled up live video [...]
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Police officers join Metro Transit Police Department with big smiles, big hopes 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:35:00 AM
Each of the new police officers sworn in by the Metro Transit Police Department this week described receiving their badges as one of the proudest moments of their lives. For Kongmeng Yang, the ceremony affirmed his decision to go back to school, [...]
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Right-place-right-time is routine, not heroic for these MTPD officers 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 18, 2022 8:53:00 AM
Officers who helped save a man in crisis and threatening to jump from the parking ramp behind them include, from left to right: Sgt. Debra Wohlferd, Ofc. Jason Newkirk, Ofc. Sarah Boltz and Ofc. Sidney Jones. Officer Jason Newkirk was on [...]
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Officers, civilians recognized at annual police awards  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:54:00 PM
Sgt. Kelly Franco, the Metro Transit Police Department's 2020 Officer of the Year, at Union Depot Station. Over the past two years, Metro Transit police have put in long hours, confronted the risks of COVID-19, and responded to calls for [...]
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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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