Transit Watch

If you see something, say something

Transit Watch is an innovative program that trains RTD Transit Police and Security Officers in the latest law enforcement techniques and counter-terrorism measures. From increased patrols and electronic surveillance, to unannounced security sweeps of RTD vehicles and facilities, we take every precaution to ensure the security of our vehicles and passengers.

You are our eyes and ears

As a vital part of Transit Watch, we rely on our passengers and the general public to be aware of and alert to any suspicious or dangerous activity on RTD buses and trains. We ask for your help in identifying and reporting such behaviors, including the following:

Suspicious appearance

  • A person or persons wearing clothes unsuitable for the time of year
  • Anything protruding in an unusual manner underneath a person's clothing
  • A person trying to blend in with surroundings, even though he or she appears out of place

Suspicious behavior

  • Nervousness, tension or excessive sweating
  • Individuals abandoning a package and hastily departing the area
  • Walking slowly while surveying the area or running in a suspicious manner Taking unauthorized photos of transit operations and equipment

Suspicious items and packages

  • Electrical wires, switches or electronic devices sticking out of a bag or clothing
  • Unattended bags, packages, boxes or backpacks
  • Unexplained smoke, mist, gas, vapor, odor or leaking fluid
  • Spray bottles or aerosol canisters

Tips for staying safe on trains, buses, and platforms

  • If you see something suspicious or someone involved in dangerous activity on an RTD vehicle, contact RTD's security command center by using the phone located on the train platform or the police by calling 911.
  • Be prepared with a plan to maintain contact with family or friends in the event of an emergency.
  • In the event of an emergency, stay calm, listen carefully and follow instructions.
  • Notify a train operator from the emergency intercom outside the operator's door at either end of the train.
  • Emergency exit procedures are listed on all windows, ceiling escape hatches and doors.