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Emphasis Patrols at the Transit Center

 

May 19, 2014
For more information contact:

Sgt. Radke, Special Operations, 425-430-7608
Terri Vickers, Public Information Officer, 425-430-7520

Emphasis Patrols at the Transit Center 

With the improving weather, the Police Department anticipates more people will spend time enjoying beautiful downtown Renton.  Beginning in June, Renton Police and King County Sheriff’s Office Metro Division will be conducting emphasis patrols at the downtown Renton Transit Center.  Emphasis will include enforcing RCW 9.91.025, which addresses Unlawful Transit Conduct.  Officers will remind violators of the law and will issue warnings and citations for unlawful activity.  Laws will be aggressively enforced during the latter part of June.

“While the crime rate at the transit center does not exceed other areas of the city, we recognize that our residents are concerned about criminal activity in the area.  In addition to our officers that are regularly assigned downtown and at the transit center, our Directed Enforcement Team will work with King County Sheriff’s Office Metro Division to remind would-be violators that the Renton Transit Center is not a place for unlawful activity,” said Renton Police Chief Kevin Milosevich.

Smoking, littering, loitering, loud music, alcohol consumption/open container of alcohol, skateboarding, biking, and spitting are prohibited at transit stations and on transit vehicles by RCW 9.91.025, to provide a safe and respectful environment for all users.