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Adrienne goes to Transit Police Academy

Police Academy

I heart Mahoney!

“All right, you scrawny beanpoles, becoming a cop is NOT something that happens overnight. It takes one solid weekend of training to get that badge” – Chief Wiggum

All kidding and Simpsons quotes aside, I am always impressed by the level of dedication and training police officers have and Transit Police is no exception!

They provide a vital service for our system and our region.

Believe me, they do far more than just write fare infraction tickets. This is a full-fledged police service!

Have you ever wanted to know more about the ins and outs of Transit Police? Me too!

So, every Wednesday evening (starting tonight) until the end of June, I’ll be attending a TransLink initiative for employees called Transit Police Academy.

I will be learning about how they police the system, tactical responses, investigation procedures and lots more.

My goal in participating is to better understand what they do, why, how and pass that knowledge onto you, the rider (and reader).

The agenda for the first week:

  • Service Delivery Model
  • Community Policing
  • Transit Watch Program (Surrey)
  • Chief’s Community Counsel
  • Police Board

I will be posting about my experiences at Transit Police Academy each week so stay tuned for all my updates!

Author: Adrienne Coling


3 Comments

  • By John, May 13, 2015 @ 4:37 pm

    I’ve always wondered about how your Transit Security works. I’ve seen them issuing fare evasion fines and arresting people before. Can you do an article on them as well too?

  • By Adrienne Coling, May 14, 2015 @ 7:46 am

    Hi John, are you a mind reader?
    I’m working on a piece for Transit Security because of a new initiative they’re trying in the summer. Stay tuned! :)

  • By John, May 15, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

    No, not a mind reader (that would be cool), just a transit enthusiast :)

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