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Transit Police

Rest in Peace, Rusty 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Rusty with his partner of six years, Officer Scharber. Working in the K-9 Unit at Metro Transit Police Department has its benefits. “It’s just the bond you create – you can’t find that with a regular officer,” K-9 Officer Joshua Scharber [...]
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Super Bowl Security efforts gain national acclaim 

| Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:20:00 PM
Efforts to safely transport thousands of Super Bowl fans were recognized last week by the American Public Transportation Association. APTA presented Metro Transit with a Gold Award for Rail Security on Sunday during an awards ceremony in Denver, [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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