Transit Police Division

TriMet’s payroll-tax bond rating remains the highest of any similar transit agency

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Today’s bond sale will fund buses, construction of new Transit Police facility, and other improvements Leading credit-rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed TriMet’s Aaa – “Triple A” – rating for its $97.4 million Senior Lien Payroll Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2017A . TriMet is the only tax-backed transit agency to achieve a Aaa rating […]


Crimes reported by TriMet customers on the system drop more than 40 percent

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TriMet, Transit Police targeting sharp increase in crimes against employees TriMet and Transit Police credit a drop in reported crimes against customers to a more targeted deployment of officers and resources, as well as riders doing their part by keeping a closer eye on their belongings. But an increase in crimes against employees is troubling […]


Aug. 30: MAX Orange Line trains begin test runs; be alert as trains operate frequently most hours of the day

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All MAX schedules adjusted to accommodate new Orange Line On Sunday, Aug. 30, MAX Orange Line test trains will begin running frequently along the 7.3-mile route between Downtown Portland and north Clackamas County. Orange Line trains will operate on their regular schedules but not pick up riders during two weeks of simulated revenue service. The […]


TriMet security efforts, Transit Police Division grow with MAX Orange Line

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Added resources and 2014 reported crime statistics help agency shape security strategies As the MAX system grows with the addition of the Orange Line in September, TriMet will grow its security efforts. That includes adding officers to the Transit Police Division, increasing the number of contracted security patrols and expanding our extensive network of security […]


New Transit Police Commander Mike Leloff excited to get on board and connect with TriMet riders

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The new commander of TriMet’s Transit Police Division is looking forward to connecting with members of what he calls TriMet’s mobile community face to face. “This is a community on wheels,” said Commander Mike Leloff. “I’m excited to connect with TriMet riders by getting out, riding the system, talking with riders and engaging them.” Growing […]


TriMet and security partners step up efforts for the holidays, encourage riders to be vigilant

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TSA grants provide extra Transit Police patrols, development of a mobile text-based reporting service With the holidays approaching, TriMet and our security partners – the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Transit Police Division – want riders to know we are working together to help keep them and the system safe, but we need their […]


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 […]