We strive to be effective and respectful as a transit police department and to work in partnership with transit employees, customers and local law enforcement to best solve the public safety challenges and problems that face Metro Transit.
The intent of the Metro Transit Police (MTP) is to “keep our transit system safe and make it safer” for transit customers and employees.
The department was formed to serve and protect the more than 120 million passengers who ride the system each year. King County Metro Transit is the 9th largest transit system in the country based on daily ridership of over 400,000 daily riders. The Metro Transit Police are a full-service agency with a 24-hour commitment of people and resources to cover the Metro Transit service areas with Patrol, Investigative and Administrative Services.
King County Metro Transit is a community “on the move” and we cannot do it alone. We need your help to continually improve your safety and security while riding Metro. Our emphasis on community policing, problem solving, prevention and partnerships are used to reduce crime, as well as the fear of crime on our system.
The Metro Transit Police respond to and investigate crimes directly related to Metro Transit. Most deputies are assigned to the 24-hour Uniformed Patrol Section. Uniformed deputies patrol bus routes and transit properties and use patrol cars to quickly respond to emergency situations. They also regularly board and ride buses.
Plain clothes detectives ride the buses, survey transit properties and facilities, and monitor specific crime problems. Our detective unit handles the follow-up on investigations of serious offenses.
If you have an emergency on Metro Transit, call 911. The Metro Transit Police are available at all times through our non-emergency phone number at the Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center: 206-296-3311. We are proud of our transit deputies, detectives and supervisors and their commitment to excellence in transit policing and public service.
Major Dave Jutilla
Chief of Metro Transit Police