St. Clair County Transit District is partnering with area stakeholders to ensure the safety of riders in St. Clair County, IL. Over the last year, SCCTD has stepped up to ensure St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputies are playing an active role on the MetroLink trains and stations. Right now, 17 Sheriff’s deputies are patrolling the MetroLink system in IL. Under the leadership of Sheriff Watson and Lt. Mike Hundelt, deputies are working to partner on both sides of the rivers on MetroLink to ensure seamless coverage. St. Clair County Deputies are riding with you.
In addition, 69 sworn, uniformed police officers from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s office, City of St. Louis, St. Louis County Police patrol the entire MetroLink system. Undercover police officers are also employed to monitor MetroLink and MetroBus service. Additionally, there are Metro security guards in place to handle fare enforcement on MetroLink platforms and trains.
On all MetroLink platforms, camera are monitored on a 24-hours a day, 7-days a week basis by Metro security dispatchers. These Dispatchers can immediately call for police and/or security assistance, if necessary. Cameras also monitor Park-Ride lots, stairwells, parking facilities and nearly all trains and buses.
Passenger Assist Telephones are located on all MetroLink platforms, allowing customers to ask questions about their commute, or contact security to report suspicious or inappropriate activity. Inside MetroLink trains, customers also have the ability to contact the MetroLink operator by an intercom located at the end of each MetroLink car. Additionally, emergency telephones are located throughout Metro Transit parking facilities that directly link with security.
In addition, Citizens for Modern Transit CMT offers a free mobile application Safetrek, for transit riders in the region. Download today.
When riding any public transit system, there are some important tips to keep in mind when traveling to ensure you have a safe commute.