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Transit Police

MTPD awards recognize officers for saving lives, bus operator for helping catch suspect 

| Friday, October 9, 2020 9:19:00 AM
At its annual awards ceremony Sept. 30, the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) honored officers for those efforts and civilians, including a bus operator, a bus passenger and a passing motorist, for helping them. Life Saving Award: Sgt. [...]
Bus Transit Police

Special MTPD team focuses on trouble areas to address customers’ concern 

| Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:27:00 PM
Since this summer, the Transit Response Unit (TRU) team has been using data to proactively address customers’ concerns like disorderly conduct, smoking, drinking, and other inappropriate behaviors. “We are combining technological resources a [...]
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, [...]
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