Public Safety Mission And Values Statements
Metro safeguards the transit community by taking a holistic, equitable, and welcoming approach to public safety. Metro recognizes that each individual is entitled to a safe, dignified, and human experience.
Implementing a Human-Centered Approach
Metro commits to pursuing a human-centered approach to public safety. This means working in partnership with historically neglected communities to build trust, identify needs, and create alternatives to traditional law enforcement models.
Emphasizing Compassion and a Culture of Care
Metro commits to treating all transit riders, employees, and community members with dignity and respect. The key pillars of our approach to public safety are compassion, kindness, dependability, and fair treatment for all.
Metro commits to recognizing and respecting the wide range of people and communities we serve. Metro will work with transit riders, community members, families, neighborhoods, and historically underserved groups to identify needs and tailor public safety approaches.
Metro understands that neglected communities have disproportionately endured the negative effects of systemic inequalities. Historically, institutions have excluded these same groups from decision-making. Metro’s approach to public safety recognizes this context and seeks reparative models to minimize harm and promote inclusion.
Committing to Openness and Accountability
Metro’s commitment to public safety recognizes that the agency must operate with the highest ethical standards, prioritize transparency, and rely on community-defined accountability measures.