October 6, 2005 7:15 p.m.
NEWARK, NJ – In light of recent threat information related to the New York City Subway System, NJ TRANSIT has stepped up police patrols, K-9 teams, and baggage inspections systemwide.
While there is no specific threat to NJ TRANSIT, NJT Police, working with New Jersey State Police, have immediately put into effect enhanced security measures in an abundance of caution.
- Increased Police Presence: NJ TRANSIT is doubling police patrols and partnering with State Troopers who will be highly visible in stations, terminals and onboard trains and buses. In addition, NJ TRANSIT Police have requested all local law enforcement agencies to step up patrols of boarding locations statewide.
- Increased K9 Patrols: NJ TRANSIT is immediately supplementing its fully deployed K9 unit with more than two dozen K9 explosive detection teams from the Detect and Render Safe Task Force.
Random Baggage Inspection: Customers are reminded that bags and containers are subject to random inspection by NJ TRANSIT Police upon entry to the system.
Customers who see suspicious activity or unattended packages are advised to call the NJ TRANSIT security hotline at 1-888-TIPS-NJT or notify a NJ TRANSIT Police Officer. To report a crime in progress, call 911.