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Title: Policing Public Transit: Tri-Met and the Portland Police Bureau
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:62  Issue:7  Dated:(July 1995)  Pages:28-29,42-43
Author(s): K R Nelson
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Crime prevention strategies for the mass transit system in Portland, Oregon are discussed.
Abstract: This article explores the evolution of Tri-Met, the mass transit agency serving Portland, Oregon, and its contractual relationship, begun in May 1989, with the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) to provide police service to that transit agency. At the time of the contract, the PPB had no prior experience in providing direct service to any agency such as Tri-Met. Tri-Met services three Oregon counties, has limited service into a neighboring Washington State county, and is divided into bus and rail components covering 770 bus-route miles. The unit's struggle to carry out its mission to provide safe transport for system users has resulted in several useful ideas that are discussed in this article. Efforts to address threats by gangs, to provide platform security for the Metro Area Express and shelter security at bus stops, as well as efforts to increase vehicle parking security are noted.
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Criminology; Mass transit security
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