The RTD Transit Police Department operates a complex security model dedicated to providing a safe and secure transit system for our riders, employees and the community. The department is comprised of the chief of police, one deputy chief, one administrative lieutenant, four sergeants, and a team of transit police officers. The department is supported by two 911 dispatch centers operating 24/7, a video investigation unit, and more than 600 contracted police and uniformed security officers. The transit police jurisdiction encompasses nearly 2,400 square miles, operating in eight counties and 40 cities across the Denver Metro region.
The RTD-PD is committed to service, procedural justice, and the sanctity of human life. Our duty is to preserve and protect the lives, property, and rights of all people in an unbiased manner, to facilitate the legitimacy of law enforcement through Integrity, Honor and Respect.
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Our Core Values
- Passion: Purposeful activities and service above self
- Respect: Uncompromising integrity in all interactions; we demonstrate respect in every interaction
- Diversity: Honor diverse thoughts, ideas, and people, and leverage diversity when problem solving
- Trustworthiness: Professionalism on/off the job; we will be truthful and do what we say, and say what we mean
- Collaboration: We seek input and cooperation from stakeholders; all opinions have value
- Ownership: We are committed to vigilance in safeguarding stakeholders, evidence-based policing and in training
‘You’re learning from the premier law enforcement organization’RTD Deputy Police Chief Steve Martingano this month completed the FBI National Academy, an opportunity extended to less than 1% of police officers in the United States. The 30-year law enforcement veteran reflects on his experience in Quantico, Virginia.
RTD customers: Transit Watch app is now available in SpanishThe functionality enables real-time communication with Transit Police, and users can remain anonymous when providing information.
RTD customers: Transit Watch app is now available in Spanish
RTD implements changes at Table Mesa Park-n-Ride to improve safety
RTD takes action to secure Downtown Boulder Station from unwanted activitiesFacility restrooms have been closed in abundance of caution to protect customers and employees.
RTD takes action to secure Downtown Boulder Station from unwanted activities
‘It is very important for us to balance service and safety’In the second part of the conversation, RTD’s Chief of Police and Emergency Management discusses policing RTD stations and properties in the frigid winter months, adding mental health clinicians and a licensed social worker to the team, and his view on the agency’s relationships with groups across the region.
Law Enforcement Partners
The Transit Police Department partners with local law enforcement agencies who provide assistance with uniform and plain-clothes patrol, special detail, investigations and behavior detection. Transit Police and agency partners patrol the system daily, assisting customers and enforcing RTD’s Code of Conduct and state laws. These partnerships allow for the closest available unit—whether with Transit Police or local law enforcement—to quickly respond to incidents on the system.
RTD thanks our law enforcement partners for helping keep you, and our system, safe.