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File #: 2015-1539   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 9/28/2015 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 10/15/2015 Final action: 10/15/2015
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE monthly update on transit policing performance.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Assembly Bill 468, Bus rapid transit, Culver City, Informational Report, Intersections, Law enforcement, Los Angeles Sheriffs Department, Metro Divisions, Metro Orange Line, Metro Rail A Line, Police, Safety, Safety and security, System safety, Transit safety, Weapons, Westside/Central Service Sector
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Transit Policing Division Report August 2015, 2. Attachment B - Bus Operator Assault Matrix
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 15, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: MONTHLY UPDATE ON TRANSIT POLICING PERFORMANCE

ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE monthly update on transit policing performance.

Issue
ISSUE

On September 4, 2014, the board requested that staff provide a monthly update on transit policing performance to Systems Safety and Operations Committee. Specifically, the board requested monthly updates on criminal activity, fare enforcement, response time, deployment and perception of safety.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

In October 2015, staff continues to be proactive in working with Operations, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and Communications in addressing perception of safety, criminal activity, fare enforcement, response time, and deployment. Below are the key highlights:

Actions to Improve the Ridership Experience

* Staff is using a working group to address long-term concerns about blight and disorder at Pershing Square and Westlake/MacArthur Park. The working group is using a "Problem-Oriented Policing" strategy.

* High Visibility

* Transit Security Officers (TSO) and Los Angeles County Sheriffs have been engaging and interacting with patrons and operators to achieve increased presence and increase the perception of safety on the Metro system.
o TSO Bus Boarding Activity: The total number of TSO Bus Boardings for the month of August 2015 is 2,145. The total number of fare checks is 10,838.
o LASD Bus Riding Team (BRT): The total number of BRT Bus Rides for the month of August 2015 is 1,090. The total number of fare checks is 40,580.

Criminal Activity:




Bus Operator Assaults:

* Comparing January-August 2014 to January-August 2015, there has been a 27% increase of operator assaults. Of the 114 total operator assaults for January-August 2015, 80% of the Aggravated Assaults, 34.4% of the Non-Aggrav...

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