Metro Transit Police Department
Welcome to the Metro Transit Police Department, one of the fastest-growing, most diverse police agencies in Minnesota.
On board, on foot or on the rail, the Metro Transit Police Department is committed to the personal safety, quality of life, and protection of property for everyone in our transit community.
We're a full-service 24-hour licensed police department that responds to, and investigates, all crimes occurring on Metro Transit property, including buses, light rail, commuter trains, facilities and rights-of-way throughout eight counties and 85 cities. Our 156 full-time officers and 60 part-time officers are fully-sworn peace officers with the same powers of arrest as other city or county law enforcement agencies.
We're committed to maintaining and cultivating a diverse department. Nearly half of our force is made up of women and people of color. And more than half of the officers in our 2017 recruit academy are women and people of color, and half of them speak more than one language, including Hmong, Laotian, Spanish, Somali, Arabic and Turkish.
We believe in community policing which addresses crime by building and maintaining relationships between beat officers and citizens in their neighborhoods. This approach drives us to proactively keep the peace using proven problem-solving methods and partnerships that elevate the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
We strive to provide excellent police service each and every day. Whether you are using transit to travel to work, school, home or simply visiting, we want your experience to be safe, fun and memorable.
2019-20 Annual Report (pdf)
Metro Transit Police
Our mission statement
Safeguarding the transit community with integrity and professionalism while building trust through community partnerships.
Guardians of trust and accountability
Our core values
INTEGRITY THROUGH JUST WAYS
We work with the transit community to develop policies and procedures that increase safety and security, and give the community a voice before, during, and after police encounters.
We use technology to implement best police practices that reflect the community’s vision and values, to build trust and transparency, and develop community engagement initiatives.
We support strategies that reinforce community engagement, using collaborative approaches to plan and implement our response to potentially volatile situations within our communities.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
We promote education and training that meets our community’s expectations of de-escalation, crisis intervention, and more peaceful outcomes.
WELLNESS AND SAFETY
We provide a wide variety of mental and physical health initiatives throughout our organization, to support officer wellness and safety, which is vital to their wellbeing, the strength of their families, and the health of our communities.