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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 [...]
Light Rail Safety Safety and Security Action Plan Transit Police

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 [...]
Transit Police

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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