Metro statement on public safety and law enforcement contracts

LA Metro’s number one priority is the safety of our riders and our employees, and we will make sure that any changes to our public safety systems are consistent with Metro’s values.

Staff has recommended that our Board approve funding the remaining six months of our law enforcement contracts with the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and Long Beach Police Department as well as authorize an extension of up to one-year. We believe this will give Metro’s Public Safety Advisory Committee sufficient time to finalize its long-term recommendations.

We will continue to prioritize our riders’ safety on our system as well as identify long-term public safety measures.  We hope that we are able to work together with our law enforcement partners to arrive at a mutually satisfactory agreement.

To read the complete board report, link here:  https://boardagendas.metro.net/board-report/2021-0672/

7 replies

  1. “ LA Metro’s number one priority is the safety of our riders and our employees, and we will make sure that any changes to our public safety systems are consistent with Metro’s values.”

    LMAO!!! C’mon really? Been on any of the rail lines after 8pm lately?

    Actually, if you’re too scared to even hop on your trains, just go on Reddit and enjoy the many drug users and loud music, and maskless people. . . And the list goes on and on.

  2. Just who are you are trying to fool with that comment? Our law enforcement agencies have failed miserably to maintain safety on Metro. Metro is wasting money on these clowns that look the other way and do nothing but stand and talk among themselves. Your former, CEO Phil Washington has made them what they have become today. With law enforcement refusing to do their jobs and your boards idea of a fareless system in the future; Metro will become the death trap on wheels that no one will want to ride. The problem is your board of directors and your staff generally do not ride the system; they apparently do not what riders have to face and they seem not to care.

  3. I can’t decipher this word salad. Are you trying to convey something important to those of us who ride MTA buses and trains?

  4. I ride the Green Line during the day sometimes and have no issues. Never ridden it at night, but I would carry Mace and a blade, and if anyone gave me problems, better pray for a nearby hospital, ‘cuz I will defend myself if I have to.

  5. I have ridden the busses in the past and dealt with all the low life’s, bums, pervs, haters, sickos, and psychos. I have also seen people eating stinky food aboard light rail trains with no law enforcement in sight. I am very hesitant to ride public transportation for fear of my own safety.

  6. Metro needs to go back to policing their own system its common sense why ridership has dropped it was because metro police department left and the system wient to hell without good police ridership will continue to decline metro please fix the people.

  7. The Only way too make the metro safe for people to want to ride the system is to fully enforce all posted rules and to have law enforcement highly visible at all times during the 90s metro had their own police department and ridership was higher and fell much safer and cleaner .