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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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Transit Police help move nearly 400 people into permanent housing 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:45:00 PM
Nearly 400 people have found permanent housing in the two years since the Metro Transit Police Department and the Metropolitan Council's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) partnered to help those sheltering on transit. The first move-in [...]
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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 [...]
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