From the Desk of Chief Victor Rodriguez
On behalf of the METRO Police Department (MPD), welcome and thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find it useful and informative. The information on this site is designed to give you an understanding of the services we provide and our approach in delivering those services.
We are a professional, full-service police agency with 191 sworn peace officers and 42 civilian personnel, providing around-the-clock professional police services to METRO customers, employees and our community.
METRO police officers are fully authorized Texas peace officers with the authority to enforce all laws. We are very much engaged with our regional partners in policing and emergency response to maximize our protection of the METRO transit system and our community.
As METRO’s new police chief, I am excited about our future and eager to work with the men and women of METRO police, our community stakeholders and regional partners.
Since the formation of MPD in 1982, the primary mission of the department has been to provide security and safety to our customers, employees and property. As MPD begins a new era, we remain focused on this core mission and our values: respect for individuals, providing first-rate public service, organizational excellence and integrity.
In 2001, METRO police earned national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). We are one of only five transit police agencies in the nation accredited by CALEA and one of 30 Texas law enforcement agencies accredited. In 2010, CALEA recognized MPD as a “Flagship Agency,” which acknowledges the department’s level of excellence and superior compliance with the accreditation standards set by CALEA.
Please visit the links on the right side of the page to explore the department’s functions and other useful information. If you have comments, suggestions, or questions please email us at MPDServices@ridemetro.org. Also, please take a few minutes and participate in our survey by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. Thank you again for visiting our site.
Victor G. Rodriguez
METRO Police Department Survey