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Metro Transit Police Department

Metro Transit Police checking fares on a train.

Join one of the fastest-growing law enforcement agencies in Minnesota!

The Metro Transit Police Department is looking for energetic individuals who want to be the difference they want to see. Current openings include: 

Metro Transit Police badge

The Metro Transit Police Department is committed to the personal safety, quality of life, and protection of property for everyone in our transit community.

The department oversees one of the country’s largest transit systems. Officers respond to and investigate all crimes reported on buses, light rail, commuter trains, facilities and right-of-ways throughout its eight county, 85+ city jurisdiction.

The MTPD has 10 specialized units: 

  • Homeless Action Team (HAT)
  • Explosives Detection (K9)
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Investigations
  • SWAT
  • Counter Threat Unit
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • Bike Patrol
  • Foot Patrol
  • Mobile Patrol

Our Mission


Safeguarding the transit community with integrity & professionalism while building trust through community partnerships. 


Our Motto


Mission First, People Always


Our Values


Committed to Our Staff 
by building a strong culture & prioritizing the overall well-being of each & every member of the MTPD. 

Committed to Training & Education  
by giving everyone the opportunity to grow with the department. 

Committed to Our Community 
by investing in innovative solutions & building & strengthening partnerships to address larger societal issues – together

Committed to Trust & Integrity 
through open communication & operating with transparency. 

Committed to Technology 
by continuously looking ahead to what's next, while using state of the art equipment & data now to guide our methods. 


Chief Ernest Morales III Vision Plan


2022 Annual Report (pdf)


Safety & Security Action Plan


Crime Data & Police Calls for Service


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