A Message From Chief Vera Bumpers, METRO Police
Welcome to the METRO Police website, and thank you for dropping by. The METRO Police Department (MPD) is a full-time, full-service police agency made up of more than 191 sworn Texas Peace Officers and 44 civilian staff members. Although positive changes are happening at METRO, we have not changed our commitment to providing the best possible police services to our community. We value diversity and believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity. Our goal is to provide professional, fair, and impartial law enforcement services to the entire community.
MPD has achieved "Recognized" status by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation (TPCA), for compliance with its Recognition Program. As part of this program, our policies, procedures, equipment, facilities, and operations have been carefully reviewed. We are the 79th Police Agency in Texas to achieve TPCA's "Recognized" status.
Since the establishment of the METRO Police in 1982, our primary focus has been to help keep our transit system moving safely and securely for our customers. More than 30 years later, we remain dedicated to providing high-quality police services to reduce crime on the transit system and improve mobility throughout the METRO service area.
The METRO Police Department maintains a cooperative working relationship with all law enforcement agencies within the METRO service area. Our approach to law enforcement is community-oriented, knowing that partnerships and cooperation are needed to ensure the protection of our customers, employees and the general public.
The information here will help provide you with a comprehensive overview of our dynamic organization and the many things we do to make METRO one of the safest and most secure transit systems in the country.
I hope you will find our website beneficial and enjoyable. I welcome your suggestions and comments, so please feel free to email us at MPDServices@ridemetro.org. We also want to know your impression of, and ideas about, the safety and security of our transit system. Please take a few moments to complete our department's new survey. Simply click on the link below and let us know what you think.
Vera Bumpers, Chief
METRO Department of Public Safety Survey