Transit Police Department Started May 2004
Police Authority CRS 16-2.5-146; "Public Transit Officer" who must be POST Certified and is a Peace Officer
in the State of Colorado.
Responsible for the Safety and Security of Employees and Patrons riding the system.
Affiliated with IACP, CACP, DHS, TSA, FBI
4 internal police officers
75 contracted part-time police officers
100 uniformed, armed contracted security officers
RTD has 2,500 employees including the above LEOs
Our service area includes 8 counties; 44 cities, 2,400 sq, miles. We have 1,017 buses and 158 light rail trains
working at rush hour; currently carry 340,000 people per day. There are 10,700 bus stops, 35 miles of track and
36 rail stations and 14 buildings.