14 Feb '12, 6am

Safer trains, buses and ferries: police to take over security on public transport

The NSW Police Force will take over security for the entire public transport network under a new dedicated Police Transport Command, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell, Minister for Police Michael Gallacher, Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian and Commissioner of Police Andrew Scipione announced today. The new command will see 610 dedicated police officers allocated to patrol trains, buses and ferries. Transit officers will focus on detecting fare evasion and minor compliance offences and their patrols will be expanded to cover buses and ferries. "The NSW Government is getting on with the job of making our community safer and improving security on public transport is a key plank of that task," Mr O'Farrell said. "As I travel on public transport and speak with commuters, safety is one of the main concerns, particularly at night," he said. "There is nothing more reassuring th...

Full article: http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/safer-trai...

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