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Sep 27
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METRO police officers need your help.    

The METRO Police Department (MPD) has partnered with federal authorities to be on the alert for possible threats and inform you on what to do if an event occurs. 

 So here are some things to watch out for: 

  • External appearances - Is someone wearing unsuitable clothes for this time of year? Is anything protruding underneath clothes? Is someone trying to blend in with a group when it's clear he or she doesn't belong to that group? 
  • Suspicious behavior - Is someone acting nervous, sweating intensely, mumbling? Is someone taking photos of transit operations or equipment? "It's not illegal to take pics of the transit system and does not make it suspicious in itself," said MPD Chief Vera Bumpers. "Also, everybody sweats profusely in the Texas heat, but the totality of several suspicious actions together can make a person suspicious."
  • Suspicious items - Do you see electrical wires or electronic devices sticking out of a bag? Are there unattended bags or boxes? Any odd odors or unexplained smoke? 

If someone is acting suspiciously, keep your distance and contact the METRORail/bus operator immediately. Operators have radios that connect directly to MPD. 

Don't use cell phones or radios or anything that emits an electronic signal within 300 feet of materials that could explode. Remain calm. 

If you see something suspicious, call MPD at 713-224-2677. Download and text the MPD Connect app. Call 911. Or call the FBI-Houston office at 713-693-5000.

If you see something, say something. Together, we can work to make our system safer. 




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