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RT Police Services Efforts Lower Crime


CONTACT: Alane Masui Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) Police Services saw a decrease in crime for 2014 compared to 2013.

In 2014, RT Police Services (RTPS) reports that 69 thefts to persons have occurred on trains or at stations. This number is a reduction of 25 percent compared to 2013 (92 thefts) during the same time period. In addition, RTPS has had a 39 percent arrest rate when thefts do occur.

The lower crime numbers and high arrest clearance rate can be partially attributed to the benefit of a robust surveillance camera system that covers most of RT’s stations and all RT trains and buses. In addition to the extensive video surveillance system, RTPS has made changes in staffing of officers and guards to cover most RT trains, especially on nights and weekends. Finally, RTPS officers are relentlessly following up on all theft incidents, which have resulted in quicker identification of suspects and ending their crime spree much sooner.

RT would like to remind all riders that electronics (phone and tablet devices) are the main items stolen. To decrease the likelihood of being victimized, it is important to be aware of your surroundings, use the text tip line to report suspicious subjects, and do not leave your valuables unsecured. RT encourages riders to “See It – Hear It – Report It.” To text a tip to RTPS, text to 67283 and begin your message with sacrt.

RT Police Services consists of full-time Sacramento Police Officers, Sacramento Sheriff Deputies, Transit Officers and uniformed security guards. To contact RT Police Services, call 916-556-0275.



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