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A Florida motorcycle unit poses with the crew of a U.S. Air Force B1 bomber at an air show
“I directed an immediate surge of law enforcement personnel on Metro buses and rail cars and stations,” said Mayor Karen Bass
Money from the theft, orchestrated by an Air Canada employee and former manager, was used to fund illegal U.S. weapons purchases for distribution across the border
OLI’s Railroad Investigation and Safety Course for law enforcement now POST-Certified in 40 States Including D.C.
Mayor Eric Adams announced the beginning of a 90-day period in which the city will seek comments and put together a plan to bring gun detection technology to the transit system
“Train patrol remains a cornerstone of subway policing,” wrote Transit Bureau chief Michael Kemper. “The sense of comfort that comes with seeing a cop during your subway journey is invaluable”
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This collaboration will enhance public safety operations and modernize technology infrastructure within the nation’s busiest transportation hub
The shooting came a week after Gov. Kathy Hochul sent the National Guard into the subway system to help police search people for weapons
“The fact that a random person might catch a glimpse of your yard...does not make it reasonable for [LEOs] to take to the skies and train high-powered optics on the private space right outside your home without a warrant,” the ruling states
From January through November, there were about 4.7 violent crimes on the “L” for every million rides, down from 6.2 crimes per million rides during a similar period the year before
A woman stabbed a taxi driver before stabbing two other people inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
U.S. District Court Judge William Kuntz told Frank James that what he did was “pure evil”
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Video of an explosive detection K-9 being handled aggressively inside a Detroit Metropolitan Airport terminal caused outrage on the TSA’s Twitter account
Chief Michel Moore said he was “deeply disturbed by the vicious and gruesome attack” on the sergeant who was “simply conducting routine patrol of the transit line”
A trooper was alerted after a 10-inch-long titanium straw with a beveled end was found in a man’s backpack
Video shows the front end of the vehicle was heavily damaged as it sat in the terminal
A chief, captain and 19 officers make up the newest PD formed in the state in at least 50 years
Transit authority will increase the number of patrol officers on trains and at stations as it tries to bring back riders after the pandemic
Once Shante Trumpet noticed the gunman’s grip had loosed on the gun, she knew it was her time to act
Metro officials said they had recently beefed up security measures, including increased police patrols and video surveillance
The hackers posted over 120K files from BART’s PD, including the names of child abuse victims, driver’s license numbers and mental health info
The woman was asked to leave the plane after asking a family, who were near her and whom she perceived to be Latino, if they were “smuggling cocaine”
The Cops, Cameras, and Care plan will use money from the state’s public emergency fund to put more NYPD and MTA officers at strategic subway stations
The mandate is the latest initiative aimed to make riders feel safer as subway crime remains up from pre-pandemic levels
The MTA received $5.5M in funding to purchase and install the cameras, with about 200 cameras set to be installed each month until 2025
Officers issued 40,323 tickets for fare evasion during the first six months of 2022
“It definitely shocked him. He was walking back to the building and got quite a wakeup call,” Capitol Police Chief Matthew Clancy said