Earlier this year, Metro’s Board of Directors approved a new contract to increase the police’s presence on Metro. Since then, the Los Angeles and Long Beach police departments have joined the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in patrolling the Metro system.
In this four-part series on safety and security we’ll be introducing you to our law enforcement partners. First up is LAPD, whom you may have seen around stations and on trains and buses in the part of the Metro system within the city of Los Angeles. Senior Lead Officers Camille Sosa and Andrew Cullen provide some tips on how to stay safe in transit.
If you ever encounter or witness a situation that you feel is dangerous or makes you feel unsafe, please call security right away at 888.950.7233. If it’s an emergency, dial 9-1-1. You can alert Metro staff to incidents by using the train intercom or station intercoms marked by red signs on station platforms. You can also make reports anonymously and upload photos or video with the Transit Watch app.
If you’re not able to report a crime immediately, try to get to a safe location and then make the call. Please keep in mind our Twitter feeds are not staffed 24/7 — while we do our best to assist when we’re able, it’s always best to directly report incidents right away to law enforcement.
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