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FAQs

Q. Are Transit Police Officers “real” Police?

A. Yes, transit officers are full law enforcement officers.  The department’s jurisdiction is limited to UTA transit vehicles and facilities. Transit officers have the exact same training and testing requirements as all police officers in the state.

Q. What methods of policing do UTA transit officers use?

A. UTA officers use the following standard methods of policing:

  • Check fares on trains and platforms
  • Verbal warnings
  • Written civil warnings
  • Written civil citations
  • Written criminal citations
  • Criminal arrests

Q. Does UTA Public Safety have specialty units?

A. Yes, UTA Public Safety has specialty units in:

  • Gang Intel
  • Bike Patrols
  • Public Relations
  • Homeland Security
  • Detective Division