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File #: 2016-0651   
Type: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/19/2016 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 9/15/2016 Final action:
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE monthly update on Transit Policing performance.
Sponsors: Ad Hoc Transit Policing Oversight Committee
Indexes: Barriers (Roads), El Monte, Informational Report, Law enforcement, Los Angeles Sheriffs Department, Metro Divisions, Metro Gold Line, Police, Retrofitting, Rolling stock, Safety, Safety and security, System safety, Transit safety, Transit System, Video, Visibility, Weapons
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Transit Policing Division Report July 2016, 2. Attachment B - Matrix of Bus Operator Assault Suspects
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

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 July 2016, staff continues to be proactive in working with Operations, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), and Communications in addressing perception of safety, criminal activity, fare enforcement, response time, and deployment.

In the new law enforcement services contract, staff is including key performance indicators as tools to track performance.

Below are the key highlights for July 2016:

Actions to Improve the Ridership Experience

* Staff is utilizing Problem Oriented Policing strategies to develop innovative solutions at the Westlake/MacArthur Park Station.

* Staff is developing a strategic plan to address homelessness on the Metro Transit System.

* High Visibility

* Transit Security Officers (TSO) and Los Angeles County Sheriffs (LASD) have been engaging and interacting with patrons and operators to increase presence and increase the perception of safety on the Metro system. LASD has a 20 deputy train riding team (10 cover the Red and Gold Lines and 10 cover Blue, Expo and Green Lines. The goal of these operations is to combat quality of life issues on the Metro system. TSO's conduct high visibility both on bus and rail.

? TSO High Visibility Activity:



? LASD High Visibility Activity: The total number of LASD train rides for the month of July 2016 is 1,548. The total number of fares checks in the month of July ...

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