Transit Watch provides peace of mind for RTD customers
At RTD, keeping customers and employees safe is paramount. As the nation prepares for Independence Day, more and more people will be out and about and using RTD to get to celebrations. To provide peace of mind, RTD’s Transit Watch is an easy way for customers to reach out to RTD Transit Police to report any suspicious activities on RTD services.
RTD provides options for customers to report incidents through the program Transit Watch, which includes an app for smart phones. Customers can also report incidents to Transit Watch via text and phone by using the phone number 303-299-2911. RTD’s transit police have fielded 4,057 incoming calls, 367 app notifications, 330 texts and 6 emails this year.
RTD has an internal police force of 21 officers that is supported by two 911 dispatch centers operating 24/7, a video investigation unit, uniformed security officers and contracted police officers. Additionally, there are thousands of cameras throughout the district that allow for incidents to be investigated if they are reported. The transit police jurisdiction encompasses nearly 2,400 square miles, operating in eight counties and 40 cities across the Denver metro region.