MTA announces increased police patrols on LIRR, Metro-North trains amid rise in crime

MTA announces increased police patrols on LIRR, Metro-North trains amid rise in crime

The MTA announced extra police patrols are coming to Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains due to a rise in crime.

Starting in January, around 60 officers will ride LIRR and Metro-North trains into the city during the early rush and then making the return trip during the evening.

According to the MTA, through the first half of 2022, major crimes on the LIRR were up by 71%.

The MTA also says it will have officers with the Special Operations K-9 Unit and Emergency Services Unit on the platforms.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)