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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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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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