we serve. Recently the Transit Police Department's Internal Task Force conducted operations at Andrew Sq. station as a direct result of community concerns and feedback regarding illegal drug use, sales and its related activity in and around the area. Chief MacMillan stated "we are committed to the safety and quality of life of our patrons, MBTA employees and communities the MBTA serves. If you attempt to sell, buy and/or use illicit narcotics on the MBTA we will identify you, arrest you and in conjunction with the District Attorney's Office prosecute you".
The recent operation at Andrew Square station the
Transit Police made 10 arrests, conducted 45 field interviews with
individuals suspected of drug related activity, issued 35 Fare Evasion
citations and 2 civil citations for Possession of Marijuana. Chief
MacMillan stressed, “Although we have made a significant improvement we
will continue our efforts at Andrew Sq. to reduce crime and the
perception of disorder that accompanies it. It is imperative that the
residents and leaders of South Boston know the MBTA and the Transit
Police are committed to being part of the solution in addressing the
ongoing community concerns.
Lieutenant Detective Richard Sullivan
who supervises the Task Force stated “the days of unilaterally imposing
law enforcement action without community involvement are long gone. We
at the Transit Police are ardent believers and supporters of community
policing and partnerships. We simply cannot be effective absent citizen
tips, cooperation and support”. If you have any information regarding
criminal activity on the MBTA we strongly encourage you to contact us at
617-222-1170, if you wish to remain anonymous call 617-222-TIPS. The
Transit Police Department will protect the identity of those providing
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Welcome to the Transit Police Department's blog page "tpdnews", where we will provide you with Transit Police news and alerts. We sincerely hope you, our MBTA community, find it informative as well as interesting. On each occasion we update our blog we will always tweet the link. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend. As always while riding the MBTA if you "See something Say something".