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MPD Awarded the APTA 2023 Rail Security Award

APTA Award

MPD has been awarded the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2023 Rail Security Gold Award for heavy rail stations for its outstanding security programs, specifically the Joint Bike Patrol Team partnership with the Atlanta Police Department. The Gold Award recognizes MPD’s security measures as being among the best, making MARTA one of the safest transit systems in the country.

MPD accepted the award at the APTA Rail Conference in Pittsburgh on June 13. To see a video honoring MPD’s efforts click here  MARTA Police APTA 2023 Rail Security Gold Award - YouTube

MPD Receives TSA Gold Standard Award

TSA Gold Standard Award

MPD received the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Gold Standard Award for its security program. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and TSA presented the award to MARTA Police Chief Scott Kreher and his department at a MARTA board committee meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The award recognizes excellence in MPD’s security plan and security training, drills and exercise programs, public outreach efforts, and background checks.

With more than half a million people riding MARTA every day, it’s on us to make sure our riders are protected throughout their commutes.  Keeping our customers safe is our top priority and the MARTA Police Department helps us carry out that mission. 

Founded in 1977, the MARTA Police Department currently consists of approximately 320 sworn officers, 50 Protective Specialists, and 57 civilian employees.  MARTA police officers are fully sworn and certified under the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.  Today, uniformed officers patrol our stations, parking lots, buses and trains.  Additionally, plainclothes officers and K-9 units are stationed throughout MARTA's transit system. 

We've made a commitment to provide a safe and secure transit environment for our patrons and employees and we will continue to improve serving our many communities.   



Police Operations is responsible for the daily delivery of police services in field operations. Police Operations main objective is to preserve life and protect the MARTA system against criminal/terrorist activity and to provide a safe and secure environment for customers and employees throughout the system.



Police Administration provides support to all police personnel. The primary focus is to strengthen performance of management and practices within the department through the implementation of policies and programs related to crime, disorder, and public safety. LEARN MORE

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We started the Community Outreach program to help improve relationships between police and our local communities. Today the program is the driving force behind MARTA Police's role in the Atlanta community, giving us a way to include riders in everything the department does to keep MARTA safe.

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