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Transit police force now riding city buses in Detroit
Transit police force now riding city buses in Detroit
Published: 2014/05/07
Channel: WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7
NJ Transit Police Oct 2011
NJ Transit Police Oct 2011
Published: 2011/11/08
Channel: NJ TRANSIT
GTA 5 LSPDFR 0.3.1 - EPiSODE 386 - TRANSIT POLICE PATROL (GTA 5 REAL LIFE POLICE MOD) K9
GTA 5 LSPDFR 0.3.1 - EPiSODE 386 - TRANSIT POLICE PATROL (GTA 5 REAL LIFE POLICE MOD) K9
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: SteveTheGamer55
Searching A Regional Transit Police Car Found Spike Strips! Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
Searching A Regional Transit Police Car Found Spike Strips! Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: Crown Rick Auto
Driver verbally abuses Vancouver transit cops (Warning: strong language)
Driver verbally abuses Vancouver transit cops (Warning: strong language)
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: VancouverSunOnline
Transit Police/Tactical Ticket Checker tries to ID me for asking a question, his Sergeant stops him.
Transit Police/Tactical Ticket Checker tries to ID me for asking a question, his Sergeant stops him.
Published: 2016/10/08
Channel: Son of Hightower
Vancouver transit police takedown
Vancouver transit police takedown
Published: 2014/07/13
Channel: Kryptic Vision
NYPD Transit Police👮 Searching For "Suspicious Female White Just Standing There"
NYPD Transit Police👮 Searching For "Suspicious Female White Just Standing There"
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: Benito Mussolini
Vancouver transit police combat city
Vancouver transit police combat city's opioid crisis
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: The National
Transit Police officer Deputy Jensen & Partner Arrest Lady
Transit Police officer Deputy Jensen & Partner Arrest Lady
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: Oregon Cop Watcher
GTA 5 LSPDFR 0.3.1 - EPiSODE 184 - LET
GTA 5 LSPDFR 0.3.1 - EPiSODE 184 - LET'S BE COPS - TRANSIT PATROL (GTA 5 PC POLICE MODS)
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: SteveTheGamer55
Digital Notebook Helps Transit Police Automate Data Collection
Digital Notebook Helps Transit Police Automate Data Collection
Published: 2017/10/12
Channel: Samsung Business USA
RARE: MBTA Transit Police Responding Lights and Siren with Forward Red Lights
RARE: MBTA Transit Police Responding Lights and Siren with Forward Red Lights
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: Code3Paris
DC Metro Transit Police Kick and Push Young Black Woman at Columbia Heights Metro Station (1 of 2)
DC Metro Transit Police Kick and Push Young Black Woman at Columbia Heights Metro Station (1 of 2)
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: April Goggans
GTA 5 LSPDFR 0.3.1 - EPiSODE 200  - LET
GTA 5 LSPDFR 0.3.1 - EPiSODE 200 - LET'S BE COPS - TRANSIT POLICE PATROL (GTA 5 PC POLICE MODS)
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: SteveTheGamer55
LSPDFR - Day 551 - Los Santos Regional Transit Police
LSPDFR - Day 551 - Los Santos Regional Transit Police
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: FirstThirtyMinutes
Transit Police Tribute.wmv
Transit Police Tribute.wmv
Published: 2010/04/26
Channel: Billy Mac
GTA 5 LSPDFR Police Mod 216 | Los Santos Metro Transit Police Pack | Attack In The Subway Station
GTA 5 LSPDFR Police Mod 216 | Los Santos Metro Transit Police Pack | Attack In The Subway Station
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Acepilot2k7
Metro Transit Police Department - Policing a High-Threat Target
Metro Transit Police Department - Policing a High-Threat Target
Published: 2013/10/17
Channel: WebsEdgeGovernment
SEPTA Transit Police Responding
SEPTA Transit Police Responding
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Canadian Emergency Buff
Transit Police Responding with Dual Sirens, Vancouver BC, 28 Oct
Transit Police Responding with Dual Sirens, Vancouver BC, 28 Oct '17
Published: 2017/10/29
Channel: thekiwicanuck
BC Transit - Translink Police entrapping commuters
BC Transit - Translink Police entrapping commuters
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: Fuck The Police
"Underground, Under Control" NYC Transit Police 1995 Music by Phil Rubin Narr. by Paul Winfield
"Underground, Under Control" NYC Transit Police 1995 Music by Phil Rubin Narr. by Paul Winfield
Published: 2011/07/19
Channel: PhilRubinMusic
First amendment audit Dallas transit police off-duty officer freaks out on me
First amendment audit Dallas transit police off-duty officer freaks out on me
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: News Now
NJ Transit police chief discusses fatal two-bus crash
NJ Transit police chief discusses fatal two-bus crash
Published: 2016/08/19
Channel: NJ.com
Transit Police Beat
Transit Police Beat's On Unarmed Female On the MBTA pulls out Gun!!!!
Published: 2015/09/18
Channel: Cali Vision Film
Minnesota Metro Transit Police try to block filming in public & claim swearing is illegal
Minnesota Metro Transit Police try to block filming in public & claim swearing is illegal
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: G20 Detainee
SEPTA Transit Police Encourages Photography
SEPTA Transit Police Encourages Photography
Published: 2014/10/28
Channel: Trainwizard
Transit Police - more than a badge.
Transit Police - more than a badge.
Published: 2013/04/08
Channel: Transit Police
GTA 5 LSPDFR - Metro Transit Police - Terrorist Use RPG
GTA 5 LSPDFR - Metro Transit Police - Terrorist Use RPG
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: Benzo Effect
Vancouver Transit Police Recruitment Video
Vancouver Transit Police Recruitment Video
Published: 2013/12/08
Channel: Carlo Spinella
First amendment audit Dallas transit police headquarters
First amendment audit Dallas transit police headquarters
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: News Now
3HMONGTV NEWS: Three Hmong officers graduate from Metro Transit Police Department.
3HMONGTV NEWS: Three Hmong officers graduate from Metro Transit Police Department.
Published: 2015/12/17
Channel: 3 HMONG TV
Transit Police Enforce Fares on RTA RedLine
Transit Police Enforce Fares on RTA RedLine
Published: 2012/09/07
Channel: GreaterClevelandRTA
NJ Transit Police Rescue Truck 197 Responding on Passaic Ave for a Fatal Person struck by a Train
NJ Transit Police Rescue Truck 197 Responding on Passaic Ave for a Fatal Person struck by a Train
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: tornadochaser66
Mounties Gaming - Metro Vancouver Transit Police (SCBCTAPS) Patrol
Mounties Gaming - Metro Vancouver Transit Police (SCBCTAPS) Patrol
Published: 2014/04/26
Channel: RaNgErScOpE
1st Amendment audit of Twin Cities Metro Transit Police Station
1st Amendment audit of Twin Cities Metro Transit Police Station
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: Its that Magic you crave
[Boston] MBTA Transit Police Responding
[Boston] MBTA Transit Police Responding
Published: 2015/01/07
Channel: RacingFan911 - Emergency Response Videos
Metro Transit Police Bike Rapid Response Training
Metro Transit Police Bike Rapid Response Training
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: MetroTransitMN
Cities: Skylines Mass Transit, Police Weaving Through Traffic
Cities: Skylines Mass Transit, Police Weaving Through Traffic
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: Daileyenator
NEW STM TRANSIT POLICE FORD TAURUS RESPONDING
NEW STM TRANSIT POLICE FORD TAURUS RESPONDING
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: retroolschool
American Detective TV Show - NYC Transit Police Decoy Squad
American Detective TV Show - NYC Transit Police Decoy Squad
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: hntsgt
Transit police redirected people after a small fire shut down Green Line service downtown
Transit police redirected people after a small fire shut down Green Line service downtown
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: The Boston Globe
MBTA Transit Police Academy graduation ceremony
MBTA Transit Police Academy graduation ceremony
Published: 2012/05/08
Channel: The Boston Globe
man arrested for drug possession by Transit police
man arrested for drug possession by Transit police
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: robert west
Meet the Metro Transit Police Department
Meet the Metro Transit Police Department's Northside Community Policing Team
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: MetroTransitMN
DC transit police say one thing about
DC transit police say one thing about 'assault' but video tells different story
Published: 2015/05/18
Channel: Reveal
Lt. Mark Gillespie, MBTA Transit Police
Lt. Mark Gillespie, MBTA Transit Police
Published: 2010/11/11
Channel: RomanaPhoto
SEPTA Transit Police TP-6587 Responding
SEPTA Transit Police TP-6587 Responding
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: Aaron Mott
GTA 5 LSPDFR POLICE MOD Transit Police | Day 68 | GTA 5 LSPDFR Realistic Police Patrol
GTA 5 LSPDFR POLICE MOD Transit Police | Day 68 | GTA 5 LSPDFR Realistic Police Patrol
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: GMAntonZ
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Transit police are a specialized police agency or unit employed by a common carrier, which could be a transit district, railroad, bus line, other transport carrier, or the state. Their mandate is to prevent and investigate crimes committed against the carrier or by or against passengers or other customers of the carrier, or those committed on the carrier's property.

A transit police force may consist of officers employed directly by a transit system, such as the Amtrak Police, or it may exist as a specialized unit of a local police force, such as the Transit Police Services Bureau of the Orange County, California Sheriff's Department, which serves the Orange County Transportation Authority or South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service[1] which serves the transit system of southern British Columbia, Canada.

Where the term "transit police" is used for the police working for a railroad/railway, it usually refers to a railroad providing urban mass transit (such as a city elevated system or subway) as opposed to long-distance rail carriage. Police who work either for a private non-passenger railroad or long-haul rail carrier are usually referred to as "railroad police" or "railway police". In Britain, most of the rail system, including the London Underground, is policed by a national transport police agency, the British Transport Police. Some transit police forces have full policing powers, such as BART Police, SEPTA Transit Police, Metro Transit Police Department, Utah Transit Authority Police Department or MBTA Transit Police, while in other areas, they have limited powers and are classed as special police or special constables with limited powers.

Some of the crimes transit police and railroad police investigate include trespassing on the right-of-way of a railroad, assaults against passengers, tagging of graffiti on railroad rolling stock and buses or bus stops, pickpocketing, ticket fraud, robbery and theft of personal belongings, baggage or freight, and drug dealing at transit stations. They may also engage in random ticket checking hoping to catch and fine ticketless travelers. These controls are usually more frequent in transit systems using an honor-based fare collecting approach.


Jurisdiction and authority[edit]

Federal and state statutes determine the jurisdiction and authority of all police departments, including transit police. Most transit police services have the same police authority as any other national, state and local police agencies, such as the British Transport Police, New Jersey Transit Police Department, BART Police, Maryland Transit Administration Police, DART Police, SEPTA Transit Police, Utah Transit Authority Police Department, and the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service have rather extensive jurisdictions, including traffic enforcement, with arrest powers on and off property. Transit and railroad police tend to have better results in finding perpetrators of crimes they investigate than public police forces, possibly due to specialization and smaller case loads.

List of specialised transit/transport police agencies and departments[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

  • Transit Services Branch, South Australia Police (all public transport in Adelaide).[8] Private security also maintain a presence, especially during peak hours or events.

Victoria

  • Transit Safety Division, Victoria Police members and Protective Services Officers (predominantly operate in Melbourne)[9]
  • Authorised Officers employed by Public Transport operator companies and by Public Transport Victoria (PTV).

Western Australia

Canada[edit]

The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service (commonly known as the Metro Vancouver Transit Police) is the only full transit police force in Canada, a necessity since Metro Vancouver's TransLink public transit system spans 22 separate municipalities and 16 police jurisdictions.

Most other large Canadian cities use security officers appointed as special constables or peace officers. These officers assist local jurisdiction's police officers in investigations of illegal activity on the transit system. Some transit security forces using special constables include:

People's Republic of China[edit]

Cities in China which have rapid transit systems all have their transit police force associated to the local public security bureau. There isn't any non-governmental police force nor any police institutes under the transit authority. National Rail used to have a police force under the Ministry of Railways, but such authority is transferred to local police now.

However, the structure of institutions can be vary from city to city. For example, cities like Tianjin and Chengdu might have a joint public transportation force of division level, operates on all the taxis, bus routes, coaches, rapid transit and ferry lines as well as transportation hubs inside city limit; while Chongqing and Xi'an[10] have tighter transit cop brigades focused exclusively on protecting the mass transit lines. Again, all these agencies are supervised by the PSBs of higher level.

France[edit]

  • Police Régionale des Transports (Police Nationale) (Operates on Suburban trains, and Paris Métro)
  • Service National de Police Ferroviaire (Police Nationale-Direction Centrale de la Police aux Frontières) (Operates on main lines trains)
  • Service Interdépartemental de Sécurité dans les Transports en Commun (SISTC)(Police Nationale- Direction Centrale de la Sécurité Publique)
  • Surveillance Générale (Suge, operates on SNCF railways. This private service, which dépends to SNCF, has restricted police powers)
  • Groupe de Protection et de Sécurisation des Réseaux (GPSR, operates on RATP railways. This private service, which dépends to RATP, has restricted police powers)
  • Police des Transports de l'Agglo Orléans Val de Loire (Bus, Tramway, SNCF)

Germany[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]

  • Port Police (Ostas Policija)

Netherlands[edit]

Railway police[edit]

Transit enforcement[edit]

  • In The Netherlands, all public transport companies providing public service have their own enforcement officers, these officers often have the BOA status (special investigation officer)and limited police powers (use of force, arrest and use of handcuffs) the main task of these officers is fare enforcement and securing the safety of the public and employees within the transport vehicles.
  • The city of Amsterdam, is the only municipality in the Netherlands which operates its own transit enforcement department, the "Veiligheidsteam openbaar vervoer" (Safety team public transport) cooperates with the Amsterdam police in maintaining public order within the public transport, stations an hubs within the city limits, prevent or stop crimes, public assistance, issuing transit information and spotting suspicious behavior. Their uniforms are similar to that of police officers (police style hat, yellow hi visibility jacket and trousers with side striping the only difference with the uniform of a police officer is that the trouser and hat color are dark grey whereas the police uses navy blue. These enforcement officers are employed by the city whereas the police officers are employed by the national police. Enforcement officers are equipped with handcuffs and a short police baton and have limited police powers like the use of force, making arrests, detaining people and issuing fines. The city of Amsterdam is currently looking into the possibility to equip the officers with a can of pepperspray, this will probably be in mid 2014.

Russian Federation[edit]

Main Directorate of the Transport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. (Главное Управление на Транспорте Министерства Внутренних Дел.)

Singapore[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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