Amtrak Police


Amtrak Police

Infobox Police Department
name = Amtrak Police Department

motto =
established =
sworn = 342
jurisdiction = Amtrak Rail System
chief = Ernest R. Frazier
website = [http://www.amtrak.com/ Official Amtrak Site]

The Amtrak Police is a railroad police agency that acts as the security and law enforcement agency of Amtrak, a passenger train system in the United States. The Amtrak Police has 342 sworn police officers, most of whom are stationed within the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak's busiest route.

This agency is responsible for the security of the 300 trains per day over some 22,000+ miles of rail with approximately 540 Stations in 46 states. They have accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Amtrak Police share jurisdiction with the FBI on investigating offenses committed on the Amtrak system.

Amtrak Police officers are trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center [http://www.fletc.gov/about-fletc/partner-organizations]

News

On February 19, 2008, Amtrak announced new security procedures and a new "Mobile Security Team" will have units deployed nationwide. [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Copy/News_Release_Page&c=am2Copy&cid=1178294112060&ssid=180 2]

See also

* List of United States federal law enforcement agencies
* New Jersey Transit Police Department
* Amtrak
* Railroad Police

External links

* [http://www.amtrak.com Amtrak]
* [http://amtrakfop.com/index.php?doc_id=3 Amtrak Fraternal Order of Police]
* [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1093553997253&pagename=Amtrak%2Fam2Copy%2FSimple_Copy_Page&c=am2Copy Testimony of Amtrak Police Chief Ernest R. Frazier before the House Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Railroads]


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