Security

TriMet launches new investment in safety improvements, upgrades at 14 MAX Blue Line stations

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Work to begin in January on Gresham platforms MAX riders will notice changes in the coming months as TriMet invests in safety improvements and station upgrades on the East side. Fourteen stations between Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center and Cleveland Ave will undergo renovations that will increase safety and security, and pave the way for […]


TriMet and regional first responders conduct full-scale drill at Washington Park Station

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TriMet and regional first responders conducted a full-scale drill overnight at the Washington Park Station. The drill focused on how all regional homeland security partners responded to an active shooter scenario at the MAX station located 260 feet below the surface. TriMet secured a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to fund […]


Transit Police strategies, key partnerships and security tools increasing safety on TriMet system

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Reported crime down 25 percent system wide TriMet and its Transit Police Division use community policing to reduce and discourage crime on the transit system. Key partnerships and a neighborhood approach to crime prevention, along with Transit Police strategies and TriMet security tools, will make our system even safer for our riders and employees. This […]


Transit Police arrest suspect in fraudulent TriMet passes

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TriMet’s Transit Police arrested a suspect in the forgery of TriMet passes – possibly more than a thousand of them. The Transit Police’s Transit Response Team made the arrest after a complicated and lengthy investigation into reports of forged passes in the past several months. Officers used TriMet security cameras and footage, and conducted plainclothes […]


Meet Max: The newest K9 cop to secure the MAX and the rest of the TriMet system

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Deterring terrorism through explosive detection TriMet’s Transit Police Division has a new dog joining its Canine Explosive Detection Unit, and he comes aptly named to secure the MAX and the rest of the TriMet system. Officer Max is a two-year-old Labrador mix that comes to TriMet through the Transportation Safety Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine […]


TriMet and Transit Police make strides to deter crime: reported crime down more than 25 percent

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Increased patrols, new partnerships, key investments bring crime down Reported crime is dropping on TriMet as the agency and Transit Police use new strategies and increased efforts to provide security for riders and our employees. Preliminary statistics for 2013 show reported crime dropping more than 25 percent over 2012. The 2013 reported crime statistics will […]