Safety and security on Metro: get to know Long Beach Police Department

Earlier this year, Metro’s Board of Directors approved a new contract to increase the presence of police on Metro. As a result, in July the Los Angeles and Long Beach police departments 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. This installment features the Long Beach Police Department, whom you may have seen around stations and on Blue Line trains between Wardlow Street and the Downtown Long Beach Station.

In the video above, Officer Miguel Valenzuela talks about some of the changes he has seen since patrolling Metro.

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 via text 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 immediately report incidents directly to law enforcement.

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  1. Thats fine for rail standing and riding on the trains but about the buses that may go into alarm in Long Beach and then enter another jurisdiction. Has the MTA gone back to that unworkable situation where one jurisdiction will not pursue a bus or train into another jurisdiction?