Security

Share your thoughts on reimagining public safety and security on transit

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Virtual listening sessions in English and Spanish as well as online survey help inform changes in TriMet’s safety efforts As part of TriMet’s efforts to reimagine public safety and security on our transit system, we are inviting the public to join us at a virtual listening session. The events, one in English and one in […]


Comparta sus ideas para re-imaginar la seguridad pública en el transporte publico

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Sesiones de consulta virtuales en inglés y español, así como encuestas en línea ayudan a informar los cambios en los esfuerzos de seguridad de TriMet Como parte de los esfuerzos de TriMet para re-imaginar la seguridad pública en nuestro sistema de transporte público, estamos invitando al público a acompañarnos en una sesión de consulta virtual. […]


Help us reimagine public safety and security on TriMet

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Rider, community outreach and engagement efforts launch Aug. 17, 2020 Recent events of racial injustice, including the killing of George Floyd and too many others, have led to the call for lasting change in policing. In response, TriMet is re-evaluating our approach to public safety and security as we make our transit system better—more safe, […]


TriMet reallocates $1.8 million in funding from Transit Police and additional sources to community-based services that preserve public safety

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Hearing community’s concerns, TriMet shifts security funding to community-based public safety services to keep riders and employees safe TriMet shares the outrage, frustration and pain over the recent tragic and senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson and Ahmaud Arbery. Their deaths and those of too many others lost to unconscionable violence, magnify […]


TriMet’s next Executive Director of Safety and Security travels up the west coast from BART

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Nearly 20 years of experience in creating, directing emergency management and operations across public safety and transit industries TriMet has a new executive director of the Safety and Security Division coming on board. Marla Blagg moves to TriMet from Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), a transit agency in the San Francisco area. She will start […]


TriMet continues to grow safety and security as 2017 reported offenses on, near transit system released

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Statistics show low number of reported offenses, increase in offenses from 2016 to 2017, most crimes relate to property 2017 brought the most violent incident in TriMet history, and as Transit Police Commander Sara Westbrook releases the annual security report analyzing reported crime on the transit system, the May 26 attack had a defining impact […]


TriMet enters into partnership with Portland Patrol Inc. to increase security and code enforcement

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TriMet Board of Directors authorizes contract with PPI for unarmed transit peace officers TriMet plans to contract with Portland Patrol Inc. (PPI) to add transit peace officers who will provide an increased security presence for riders on the transit system while enforcing TriMet Code, including fare requirements. The TriMet Board of Directors authorized a contract […]