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Transit Policing Services

The Sheriff's Department's Transit Policing Division (TPD) is the second largest transit law enforcement agency in the world. TPD provides contract transit services to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) which operates the public transit system serving Los Angeles County, one of the country's largest, most populous counties. Deputies provide transit police services for both the light rail and bus transportation systems throughout 1,433 square miles.

Transit policing presents unique challenges and requires unique policing strategies. With more than 2,300 vehicles in the fleet, there are 185 bus routes with 18,500 bus stops. Metro buses have an annual boarding in excess of 339 million riders.

The Metro Rail system consists of the Blue, Green, Red, Gold, Purple and Expo Line light rail commuter trains with a total of 87.8 miles of rail. With 250 commuter rail cars and 80 stations, the Metro Rail has 117 million riders annually.

Metro also numerous bus lines, along with the Silver and Orange Line transit ways, with approximately over 360 million annual riders.

The Sheriff's Department also serves as the contract transit police agency for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink). Metrolink is a heavy rail commuter transportation system which serves 6 counties:

The Metrolink policing responsibility extends west to the City of Oxnard (Ventura County), east to the cities of San Bernardino (San Bernardino County) and Riverside (Riverside County), north to the City of Lancaster (Los Angeles County), and south to the cities of San Clemente (Orange County) and Oceanside (San Diego County).

Metrolink has over 11 million annual passengers on their 169 trains. They travel 512 miles, along 7 routes, and stop at 55 stations daily.

TPD also provides transit enforcement services to the Antelope Valley Transit Authority and to Foothill Transit.

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