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Safety Transit Police

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 [...]
In the News Safety Transit Police

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 [...]
Safety Transit Police

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 [...]
Community Safety Transit Police

Security officer who helped Metro Transit police nab suspect honored 

| Friday, June 21, 2013 3:43:00 PM
Sabrina Banks is an observer. It’s that quality that led her to a job working security at St. Paul’s Alliance Bank Center – and to the Metro Transit Police Department on Friday, where she received a Civilian Award of Commendation. Banks was [...]
Bus In the News Know Your Operator Safety

Star Tribune: Driver Jerry Olson honored for dozens of awards 

| Friday, June 7, 2013 2:12:00 PM
"Metro Transit’s most celebrated driver has never lived up to his nickname, “Crash.” And for that, he was honored Thursday. Jerry Olson was recognized by Metro Transit for having earned 25 Outstanding Operator Awards and 39 consecutive Safe [...]
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