07 Aug '18, 6pm

#Pamplona BART unveils safety, security action plan in response to system attacks

In addition to these proposals, the BART Police Department has contracted with the University of North Texas for the development of a five-year strategic patrol staffing plan. The research team is developing recommendations for appropriate police staffing levels for the BART system. The final version of this report is expected to be submitted to BPD this fall. BART is also reviewing a program modeled after SFMTA’s Muni Transit Assistance Program (MTAP), which started as an anti-crime pilot project in 1995. The program works with nonprofits and community-based organizations to recruit field staff whose backgrounds and experiences are like those of the people they might encounter. MTAP has had success in preventing violent crimes by placing field staff who are trained in conflict resolution in the Muni system. Some proposal can be done within the GM’s authority, others requi...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/security-and-safety/news/73...

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