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Safety & security

It's important that we all work together to stay safe and sound.

Sound Transit Police

Providing a safe environment for the public

  • Sound Transit Police is a contract unit of the King County Sheriff's Office.
  • Creating and maintaining a safe environment for the riding public is our top priority.
  • Officers routinely patrol Link trains and stations.
  • Officers monitor car, bicycle and pedestrian traffic and enforce rider fares. Security on buses and trains

Security on buses and trains

We're working together to keep you safe

  • Uniformed Sound Transit Police officers patrol our trains and stations.
  • Security officers make sure riders pay their fares.
  • Station agents answer questions and help you at the stations.

See something, say something

  • The public plays an important part in ensuring safety - stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Dial 911 if you are a witness or a victim of crime.
  • On a train or platform, press emergency intercom button for help at any time.
  • Observe your location so you can give a full description of people and vehicles.
  • Alert security personnel about unattended packages.
  • Please report suspicious behavior in and around transit facilities.


Contact us

In an emergency, always call 911.

Sound Transit Security:
206-398-5268 or via email

Sound Transit Police (King County Sheriff)
Customer Service Non-emergency:
206-903-7676 or via email

Sound Transit Police (King County Sheriff)
Uniform Patrol Response, or after hours :

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Safety education

Interested in a short safety presentation at your school, community center or youth program or want more information about safety education?

Safety education resources

See also

Guide for drivers
Transit safety and security awareness from the FTA 
Operation Lifesaver track safety video 
New York Police Department rider safety PSA