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Harrington named Transit Professional of the Year 

| Tuesday, October 20, 2015 10:05:00 AM
Chief John Harrington was recognized as Transit Professional of the Year at the Minnesota Public Transit Association’s annual awards on Monday. Harrington was recognized for his efforts to grow and diversify the department and for strengthening [...]
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Academy tests, transforms aspiring Transit Police 

| Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM
When Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington addressed a group of new officers at the department’s latest swearing-in ceremony, he told them a "transformation" had taken place. "When you came to my office as job seekers you seemed a little [...]
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Transit Police going beyond the bus in North Minneapolis 

| Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:22:00 AM
Metro Transit patrol officer Sidney Jones didn’t grow up in North Minneapolis. But when he moved here from Kansas City a decade ago he landed squarely in the middle of the community, making his home on Russell Avenue North. After experiencing [...]
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Transit Police geared up for Green Line 

| Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:51:00 AM
Guest post by Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington University Avenue looks much different today than it did when I began riding Metro Transit buses as a patrol officer more than 20 years ago. The METRO Green Line promises to bring even [...]
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Transit Police on board and on bike 

| Monday, May 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
When Sgt. Leo Castro is on patrol in St. Paul, he doesn’t need to roll down the window to get fresh air. That’s because he’s clipped into the pedals of a Cannondale mountain bike, traveling the streets on a pair of 26-inch wheels to monitor busy [...]
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