Partner operation to enhance transit safety
In an ongoing effort to address crime and social disorder occurring at CTrain stations across the city, we teamed up with our partners at Calgary Transit to target criminal activity taking place along transit lines.
“Safety is a key component of Calgary Transit’s customer commitment and an important part of building a world-class transit system for our customers. As ridership continues to grow, we are committed to ensuring the transit system is safe and reliable,” says Will Fossen, Superintendent, Transit Public Safety.
The operation launched Monday, July 4, 2022, and took place over four days. Police and transit officers worked together along all lines of the city’s CTrain routes, which extended into all four quadrants of the city, to support a safer environment for those using public transit.
“Everyone deserves the right to feel safe while accessing public transit in our city,” says Inspector Scott Todd of the Calgary Police Service. “Through our efforts, we charged numerous individuals, issued several hundred tickets and were able to take a significant amount of drugs off our streets.”
As a result, the operation outcomes included:
- 216 summonses served
- 327 warrants executed
- 86 Criminal Code charges laid
- Four overdoses prevented
- Three missing persons located
- Two stolen bicycles recovered
- Seized several drugs including crack cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine, gabapentin, psilocybin and ketamine, with a street value of approximately $30,000.
“The success of this operation was due to collaboration across both organizations. Without support from Calgary Transit officers working with us, we wouldn’t have been as successful in our efforts to enhance public safety,” adds Inspector Todd.
We encourage anyone with information about crime occurring along the CTrain lines in our community to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
APP: P3 Tips
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
APP: P3 Tips