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For Transit Police K-9s, all work and a little play 

| Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
K-9 Handler Alex Johannes tucked a pound of ammonium nitrate into a canister, sealed the lid and spanned the small conference room. Spotting a small cardboard box in the corner, Johannes concealed the canister and exited the room. Minutes later, [...]
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Lieutenant recalls progress of Metro Transit Police Department 

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:16:00 PM
When Charles Donaldson began policing buses in 1985, he’d simply leave his downtown Minneapolis apartment, walk to the corner and hop aboard. He carried no radio to keep him in touch with other officers and worked a loosely-coordinated schedule [...]
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New officers, new diversity for Metro Transit police 

| Monday, August 5, 2013 10:49:00 AM
As new immigrants to the United States, Abdulkhayr Hirse and Salah Ahmed relied heavily on transit to get to work and school. A few short years later, their experience is coming full circle. The Somali-born men were among 19 new full-time [...]
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MPR: Transit drivers get more protections from assaults under new law 

| Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Minnesota Public Radio reports on a new state law that classifies certain assaults against bus and train operators as gross misdemeanors, punishable by up to a year in prison and a $3,000 fine – previously the penalty was up to 90 days in a [...]
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Metro Transit safety and security efforts earn industry accolades 

| Monday, July 8, 2013 11:48:00 AM
Metro Transit’s safety record is getting attention both nationally and locally from industry peers. The agency has landed three safety-related awards from industry groups this year, including a “Gold Standard” rating for its transit security [...]
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