Metro Transit Police Department
During business hours, contact Transit Police at 612-349-7200
In emergencies and after hours, call 9-1-1
Metro Transit has its own licensed police force committed to the safety of its customers and employees. Metro Transit Police has the fourth largest jurisdiction in Minnesota. It covers everywhere regional transit buses and trains operate – currently eight counties and 85 cities.
There are approximately 111 full-time officers, 76 part-time officers, 12 community service officers and 16 administrative staff dedicated to one thing: public safety on and near our transit system.
Transit Police officers patrol buses and trains as well as perform mobile and foot beats, METRO lines and Northstar Commuter Rail. Sometimes officers patrol out of uniform – one could be on your next bus or train. Transit Police officers also inspect fares on the Blue Line, Green Line, Red Line and on Northstar trains.
Officers average nearly 1,700 hours per month riding buses and checking in with drivers and customers.
MTPD has an extensive community service officer (CSO) program. CSOs are studying law enforcement but are not yet sworn officers. These future licensed officers monitor closed circuit TV and assist with traffic and crowd control, which frees time for sworn officers to concentrate on enforcement duties.
Transit Police have partnerships with other law enforcement agencies and community organizations like MADDADS, a group whose members ride buses to encourage respect and foster bus-riding etiquette. In addition, the department is partnering with local child advocacy groups to raise awareness of the problem of sex trafficking. Learn more.
> Who we are, what we do
> Meet Chief John Harrington
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> Celebrating excellence – Officer of the Year
> Careers at Metro Transit Police (pdf)
Read: Metro Transit Police Department's Immigration Enforcement Policy
Read: How Metro Transit works with emergency responders and other law enforcement agencies.
Read: Why are Metro Transit officers occasionally accompanied by Department of Homeland Security officers?
Read: StarTribune: Metro Transit officer and others mentor girls at St. Paul's Humboldt High School