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The BART Police Department is the law enforcement agency responsible for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in Northern California. The BART system covers more than 130 miles of track with 50 stations throughout five counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. The BART Chief of Police is Chief Ed Alvarez. Chief Alvarez leads more than 200 sworn officers and 100 non-sworn staff.

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Please join BART Police on Tuesday, August 3, at the Castro Valley BART station from 5-8pm, for National Night Out! Nati...
07/26/2021

Please join BART Police on Tuesday, August 3, at the Castro Valley BART station from 5-8pm, for National Night Out! National Night Out promotes community and police partnerships and brings neighborhoods together with law enforcement for a fun and interactive evening. Castro Valley BART station is located at 3348 Norbridge Avenue, so load up the whole family and join BART PD for National Night Out where we're pulling out all the stops with loads of vendors, a petting zoo, music, and so much more! BPD hopes to see your family there and we thank all the amazing vendors participating in this very worthwhile event:
$alazars Taquero
Debbie’s Treasures
Zee’s Homemade Quiches & Food Trays LLC
Ginger Catering LLC
Big Dawgs Hot Dogs
Antojitas la tapatia
Designbybruh
Chica Fly Boutique
Els Drip
Heart & Hustle
Mariscos & Micheriscos
Mimisinstaglam
Say It With Sandy
Zesty Zeviche
Resurrection Products
Chingonestacos
Cupcakesporvida1
Handmade Polymer Clay Earrings

Please join BART Police on Tuesday, August 3, at the Castro Valley BART station from 5-8pm, for National Night Out! National Night Out promotes community and police partnerships and brings neighborhoods together with law enforcement for a fun and interactive evening. Castro Valley BART station is located at 3348 Norbridge Avenue, so load up the whole family and join BART PD for National Night Out where we're pulling out all the stops with loads of vendors, a petting zoo, music, and so much more! BPD hopes to see your family there and we thank all the amazing vendors participating in this very worthwhile event:
$alazars Taquero
Debbie’s Treasures
Zee’s Homemade Quiches & Food Trays LLC
Ginger Catering LLC
Big Dawgs Hot Dogs
Antojitas la tapatia
Designbybruh
Chica Fly Boutique
Els Drip
Heart & Hustle
Mariscos & Micheriscos
Mimisinstaglam
Say It With Sandy
Zesty Zeviche
Resurrection Products
Chingonestacos
Cupcakesporvida1
Handmade Polymer Clay Earrings

Today, BART PD officers and staff joined for Special Olympics Northern California Torch Run which began at Hayward and e...
06/21/2021

Today, BART PD officers and staff joined for Special Olympics Northern California Torch Run which began at Hayward and ended at Castro Valley.

BART PD joined more than 100,000 law enforcement professionals and their friends and families to raise money for the Special Olympics which have accumulated $600 million total.

Our Torch Run Team consisted of 16 runners, with a mix of BART PD sworn and non-sworn personnel, two runners from outside agencies, and most importantly, friends and family of BART. Motor Es**rt (Traffic control) was provided by a mix of Hayward and BART PD Motor units, and was coordinated by BART PD’s own LT Ja’Son Scott, a prior Oakland PD Motor Unit.

The Torch Run route started at Hayward PD’s parking lot where we took control of the torch (as you observed), and continued to Castro Valley BART Station by way of Hayward BART station, totaling a hearty 3.68 miles at a smooth 12:55/mi average pace, with 134 ft of ascent in hills and 49 ft in descent and taking 47 minutes, 35.7 seconds.

Today, BART Police officers joined in the Special Olympics torch run from Hayward to Castro Valley. For the officers who...
06/21/2021

Today, BART Police officers joined in the Special Olympics torch run from Hayward to Castro Valley. For the officers who joined today: way to go!

Today, BART Police officers joined in the Special Olympics torch run from Hayward to Castro Valley. For the officers who joined today: way to go!

BART PD is honored to be escorting the Special Olympics Torch, "The Flame of Hope" through our community to support Spec...
06/08/2021

BART PD is honored to be escorting the Special Olympics Torch, "The Flame of Hope" through our community to support Special Olympics athletes of Northern California. The Department takes part in this annual event to raise awareness and provide support for the Special Olympics and its athletes, helping build camaraderie and teamwork among its participants. More than 97,000 law enforcement professionals carry the “Flame of Hope” through their respective jurisdictions every year, as a symbol of courage and international unity. Please visit https://specialolympics.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=7137 to join our BPD team and help raise funds for Special Olympics of Northern California.

BART PD is honored to be escorting the Special Olympics Torch, "The Flame of Hope" through our community to support Special Olympics athletes of Northern California. The Department takes part in this annual event to raise awareness and provide support for the Special Olympics and its athletes, helping build camaraderie and teamwork among its participants. More than 97,000 law enforcement professionals carry the “Flame of Hope” through their respective jurisdictions every year, as a symbol of courage and international unity. Please visit https://specialolympics.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=7137 to join our BPD team and help raise funds for Special Olympics of Northern California.

Today in the afternoon, BART PD and San Jose PD personnel BART Police and San Jose Police joined to host a community eve...
06/04/2021

Today in the afternoon, BART PD and San Jose PD personnel BART Police and San Jose Police joined to host a community event at Berryessa Station.

The event was to highlight the new BART to San Jose extension, of which Berryessa Station is a part of, and to build community relationships between BART, SJPD, VTA and stakeholders in Santa Clara County who benefit from public transportation and police services.

Both BART PD and San Jose PD personnel handed out ice cream, swag and interacted with community members. There was a healthy amount of visitors who came today; thank you for all who have joined for this special event on a beautiful Bay Area day!

06/02/2021

On Friday, June 4, BART Police and San Jose Police personnel will hold a community event at Berryessa Station in front of the Station Agent booth from 2-5 pm.

The event is to highlight the BART to San Jose extension, of which Berryessa Station is a part of, and to build community relationships between BART, SJPD, VTA and stakeholders in Santa Clara County who benefit from public transportation and police services.

The landscape around Berryessa Station includes single-family homes, high-density apartment and townhome complexes, retail plazas, the San Jose Flea Market, a one-directional bus zone, and multidirectional streets.

The event will have an ice cream truck serving free ice cream, an obstacle course to showcase the SJPD bicycle unit, and swag giveaways.

05/27/2021

BART and VTA are connected through shared goals, values and commitment to the public to move the Bay Area together. Today, we also share their grief.

We extend our condolences to the VTA family who've witnessed a terrible and horrific tragedy this morning.

#TransitStandsTogether with Valley Transportation Authority, today and always.

It is with great sadness that BART Police announces the passing of BART PD K9 Bandi, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Bandi w...
05/20/2021

It is with great sadness that BART Police announces the passing of BART PD K9 Bandi, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Bandi was taken to the veterinarian yesterday by his partner and best friend of many years, BART PD Officer Scott Edwards, for fluid located in his abdomen. Sadly, the fluid was cause by a ruptured tumor located on his spleen and unfortunately, due to the excessive bleeding, Bandi did not survive his injuries.
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Bandi was born August 3, 2012, in Lackland, Texas. Bandi learned his job of explosive detection at the TSA Explosive Detection School before we met on March 25, 2013. During the time at school, we learned to locate explosives as well bond with one another. This was a trying time for the both of us since we both wanted to be alpha. Toward the end of school Bandi began to trust me and our time at school became easier. On June 3, 2014, we graduated as a team from the TSA handler course.

When Bandi and I returned to our home in California, I didn’t know what to expect. Luckily for me, he enjoyed his new home and seemed glad to be out of the heat and humidity of Texas. While with BART Police, Bandi knew when it was time to go hunting for explosives or when it was time to be the BART ambassador. Every time we were in public someone always wanted to take a picture with him. It was like I was with a celebrity all the time. Now thinking about it, Bandi was a celebrity, and I was just lucky to be with him.

Bandi has conducted a number of explosive K9 sweeps for BART, the Bay Area, and the nation, including but not limited to:

Dignitary Sweeps for Vice President Mike Pence
Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 52
PGA Tours
NCAA Football Championships
Gymnastic National Championships

These are just a few of the notable sweeps he performed for outside agencies. There are more to list, but it would take up too much paper.

Bandi and I were fortunate enough to train with some great handlers in our unit. We learned a lot from the old, as well as the new handlers. Throughout Bandi’s career we met so many wonderful people and handlers which helped him become better along the way.

While in the TSA program, TSA requires the K9 team to take a yearly evaluation to make sure they are conducting the proper training. At the end of the evaluation, the K9 unit must score a minimum of 92 percent to pass. Bandi passed all eight evaluations he had taken. These tests were very difficult, and I usually stressed out about it. Bandi always had a way of making me feel calm and confident while running the evaluations. At the end of the evaluations, all the evaluators were impressed with Bandi and how well he searched areas. A couple of his evaluators had this to say:

“Bandi was a loyal and hard working-working dog. Very easy to control, level-headed and cared immensely for his kong (paycheck). Worked through initial detection with a breeze and became automatic as a seasoned detection dog.” - Rick Ridel, TSA evaluator/trainer

“Bandi was a determined and a phenomenal working dog. Bandi showed he was a seasoned vet by displaying his work ethic in all of his search.” - Harold Little, TSA evaluator

One of Bandi’s favorite things to do was conducting demonstrations for adults and children - he sure loved children. The last demonstration Bandi performed was on April 24, 2021, for a group of Cub Scouts located in San Francisco. Bandi loved every second he spent out there allowing all the kids to pet him and watch him do what he loves best. The Cub Scout Leader, Bryan Mcdonald, said this about Bandi:

“Bandi is one of the calmest dogs I’ve seen around a large group of young, excited children. All the kids were so excited to see Bandi, watch him in action as he found a demonstration pack of black powder, and to pet him. Some of the kids invaded Bandi’s personal space on more than one occasion and might have been a bit too enthusiastic in petting him, but Bandi never made any aggressive moves or sounds in response. He is an amazing animal with a great temper and is the perfect complement to Officer Edwards for making presentations to young groups.”

On Bandi’s off time he loved spending time with our family at home or in the park. Most of his time was spent with his younger brother, Javen. When we would arrive home, Bandi would immediately jump out of the car and run straight to Javen because he knew they were going to play, and he would be giving him his favorite treats. Bandi loved his brother Javen so very much.

Thank you to all members of BART Police for all their support during this difficult time. Bandi was a friendly, hard-working, lovable, gentle, and peaceful dog/best friend. He will be missed not only by me, but my entire family. We all love you, Bandi.

- BART Police K9 Officer Scott Edwards

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The men and women of the BART Police Department extend our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleague...
05/12/2021

The men and women of the BART Police Department extend our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of San Luis Obispo Police Department Detective Luca Benedetti and Stockton Police Department Officer Jimmy Inn who were murdered while performing their duties and serving their communities. Their tragic deaths serve as a constant reminder of the dangers men and women in law enforcement face every day. May we never forget their service and ultimate sacrifice.

BART is hiring more safety staff as part of our new Progressive Policing and Community Engagement Bureau. The positions ...
03/27/2021

BART is hiring more safety staff as part of our new Progressive Policing and Community Engagement Bureau. The positions are now posted at bart.gov/jobs

BART is now hiring Transit Ambassadors and Crisis Intervention Specialists (CIS) to provide more unarmed staff presence & connect resources to those experiencing crisis, homelessness, mental health, and substance use found on BART.

Learn more and apply at http://bart.gov/jobs

Since last February, Ambassadors have provided unarmed patrols in trains and stations and rider customer service.

Crisis Intervention Specialists is a new position created to perform outreach to individuals experiencing crisis, homelessness, mental health, and substance use. CIS candidates are required a background in social work.

The BART Police Department has agreed to a three-year extension of the labor contracts with the BART Police Officers’ Association and the BART Police Managers’ Association. The BART Board of Directors approved the contracts at its meeting on Thursday. The agreements will help BPD to fully staff its new Progressive Policing and Community Engagement Bureau by adding new classifications to the unions, including the Crisis Intervention Specialists and the Transit Ambassadors, as well as by providing officers assigned to the bureau with an increased 10% special assignment pay.

The contract also provides for the hiring of additional Transit Ambassadors. The new bureau will eventually include 20 Crisis Intervention Specialists, 10 Transit Ambassadors, and 12 sworn officers.

BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez has issued the following statement:The BART Police Department condemns violence, bigotry an...
03/24/2021

BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez has issued the following statement:

The BART Police Department condemns violence, bigotry and xenophobia toward Asian American Pacific Islanders.

Incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and bullying against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders will not be tolerated in or around BART, an essential public transportation system that we intend to make a welcoming place for all.

Just as the death of George Floyd forced many of us to take a personal inventory of ourselves in regard to our society’s oppression of African Americans, we must now each examine what we, as individuals, can do to advance anti-racism against the Asian American Pacific Islander community.

As public servants, we members of the BART Police Department stand against hate and we stand for equity, respect, and tolerance.

BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez has issued the following statement:

The BART Police Department condemns violence, bigotry and xenophobia toward Asian American Pacific Islanders.

Incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and bullying against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders will not be tolerated in or around BART, an essential public transportation system that we intend to make a welcoming place for all.

Just as the death of George Floyd forced many of us to take a personal inventory of ourselves in regard to our society’s oppression of African Americans, we must now each examine what we, as individuals, can do to advance anti-racism against the Asian American Pacific Islander community.

As public servants, we members of the BART Police Department stand against hate and we stand for equity, respect, and tolerance.

BART Police Community Service Officers pitched in recently to help deliver boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables and pantry ...
03/16/2021

BART Police Community Service Officers pitched in recently to help deliver boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables and pantry goods to dozens of homes in need, in partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

“I was looking for something we could do to help those in need directly,” said Jonathan Moreland, Community Engagement Coordinator for BART PD. “With Covid, there are folks who need food who are also not able to go out right now and get what they need, so they’ve been kind of hit with a double-whammy.”

The Food Bank provided the officers with a list of names and addresses so they could make contact-free deliveries, and phone numbers so they could follow up afterwards and make sure people got the food, in an effort led by Moreland and his co-coordinator Shirley Lara.

“Everyone was very thankful,” Moreland said. “It is very important to us that people know we are actually doing what our title says – serving the community. We are all about building trust and strengthening our relationships in the community.”

BART Police Community Service Officers pitched in recently to help deliver boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables and pantry goods to dozens of homes in need, in partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

“I was looking for something we could do to help those in need directly,” said Jonathan Moreland, Community Engagement Coordinator for BART PD. “With Covid, there are folks who need food who are also not able to go out right now and get what they need, so they’ve been kind of hit with a double-whammy.”

The Food Bank provided the officers with a list of names and addresses so they could make contact-free deliveries, and phone numbers so they could follow up afterwards and make sure people got the food, in an effort led by Moreland and his co-coordinator Shirley Lara.

“Everyone was very thankful,” Moreland said. “It is very important to us that people know we are actually doing what our title says – serving the community. We are all about building trust and strengthening our relationships in the community.”

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