City streets should be safer with 16 new Peace Officers policing the pavement.
On May 13, a graduation ceremony was held
for the Calgary Transit Public Safety and Enforcement Peace, bringing the total number to 77 patrolling the transit system.
Many of the officers from this recruit class have interesting backgrounds including:
- Two brothers, a few years apart in age, both pursuing careers in public safety.
- An officer who has toured Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces.
- An officer who served in Iraq/Kuwait after the first Gulf War.
- An officer who recently completed a Masters of Arts in Human Security and Peace Building with Royal Roads University.
This diverse group speaks several languages including Spanish, Farsi, Punjabi, Polish, Arabic, Hindi and Sign language.
The Peace Officers have now been assigned to plainclothes duties on buses and the LRT to observe first hand, conditions reported to Calgary Transit by its many loyal customers.
For more information about Transit safety, please visit calgarytransit.com