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Minneapolis Transit Police

Sincerity, soft touch earns officer top cop honors 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:37:00 PM
Growing up, Tim Lawrence often used his stature to stand up to bullies. He went to school to become a teacher. And one of the first jobs he took was as a skycap, traveling and interacting with people from around the world. The experiences didn’t [...]
Ridership Safety Transit Police

Transit Police make arrests in recent wave of cell phone thefts 

Posted by Marisa Helms | Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM
Metro Transit police officers have arrested 11 suspects for committing a bold crime of stealing cell phones from riders’ hands. Four of the suspects have been charged with felony theft and are facing thousands of dollars in fines and up to five [...]
Transit Police

New class of MTPD officers reflects diversity of transit community 

Posted by Marisa Helms | Friday, October 27, 2017 4:32:00 PM
The Metro Transit Police Department welcomed 13 new full-time officers during a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 26. The event included remarks from Chief John Harrington, General Manager Brian Lamb and Metropolitan Council Chair Alene [...]
Transit Police

Metro Transit Police use teamwork and video surveillance to arrest vandalism suspect 

Posted by Kathy Graul | Monday, August 28, 2017 2:55:00 PM
Thanks to video surveillance footage and two alert Metro Transit Police officers, a 52-year-old man has been charged with breaking glass panels and stealing the heating element from the Blue Line’s Franklin Avenue Station. Metro Transit Police [...]
Transit Police

Harrington recognized by chiefs association 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 28, 2017 9:04:00 AM
Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington was celebrated as one of the state’s top law enforcement leaders by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association this week. Harrington received the association’s Richard W. Schaller Award, which recognizes [...]
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