Security

The Metra Police Department is a professional force of more than 100 sworn officers who are responsible for the security of Metra’s 11 rail lines and 241 stations in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry and Kane in Northeastern Illinois. The officers provide security to our passengers, employees, equipment, yards, stations and rights-of-way. Metra Police handle a variety of tasks ranging from civilian complaints to criminal activity.

The Metra Police Command Staff is active in creating regional partnerships throughout our service area. In partnership with federal, state, and local agencies, Metra participates in various training exercises to promote awareness, to prevent incidents and enhance training for effective response. 

The Metra Police Department is currently a member of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) and participates in communities in which we operate, meeting with residents and local law enforcement to discuss issues regarding crime and safety within specific geographical locations.