TriMet transit police
From Portland Afoot
 Rapid growth in transit police funding
TriMet doubled transit police numbers between 2007 and 2010, from 29 to 58. Over the same period, officers doubled their duty time on TriMet platforms, trains and buses from 35 percent to 70 percent.
Safety apparently improved as a result, with reported crimes on the system fallinng 18 percent in 2008 and another 19 percent in 2009.
Transit police officers remain employees of their respective police departments.
As of summer 2010, the division was managed by Commander Vince Jarmer of the Portland Police Bureau.
 Contributing agencies
The following agencies receive money from TriMet in exchange for assigning some of their officers to TriMet's transit police division:
|Participating agency||number of officers, April 2010||estimated one-year cost|
|Multnomah County sheriff||6||$768,750|
|Port of Portland police||1||$125,000|
|Forest Grove police||1||$125,000|
|Washington County sheriff||1||$125,000|
|West Linn police||1||$125,000|
|Clackamas County sheriff||2||$268,750|
The transit police division's budget for TriMet fiscal year 2011 was therefore $8,109,886. TriMet's cost projections through June 2015 were $43,056,486 over five years, assuming no staff changes and a 3 percent cost inflation rate.
Portland police also furnish one administrative support position, police cruisers, radios, cellphones and Portland Police Data System access.
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