Metro Transit Police Launch New Community Policing and Safety Initiatives
Metro today announced new safety initiatives to engage the community, target enforcement efforts and increase police visibility on buses, trains and in stations.
Under the leadership of Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Anzallo, MTPD has developed a three-pillar approach to invest resources in the community: education, outreach and enforcement. This approach uses a “problem solving police strategy” focused on identifying the underlying issues that may lead to crime, developing solutions and prevention.
As part of the new initiatives, MTPD established a new Community Services Bureau. The department’s first civilian in senior leadership, Director Shandha Louis, will head up efforts to work with schools, neighborhood groups and mental health advocates to foster a collaborative relationship.
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