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Transit Police

Transit Police LogoMandated by the Solicitor General as a Designated Policing Unit, the Transit Police preserves and protects the peace throughout the transit system.

Working with local police services, each officer aims to prevent crime and offences against the law, aid in the administration of justice, and enforce the laws of British Columbia.

With nearly a million passengers using the transit system daily, the Transit Police are in charge of policing one of the largest beats in Metro Vancouver. Every day they oversee:

  • 22 different jurisdictions;
  • 68.5 km and 49 stations in the Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines;
  • the 65 kms of track and eight stations that makes up The West Coast Express;
  • over 1800 square kms of bus service, with 200 routes and 1400 buses at peak times; and
  • three SeaBuses running between Downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver.

The province established the Transit Police designated policing unit in 2005 as the first dedicated transit police service in Canada. They are employees of TransLink, and are not considered a separate operating company.

Visit the Transit Police website to learn more about the Transit Police, their mandate, and any career opportunities.

To contact the Transit Police for any non-emergency requests, please call 604.515.8300.