Anne Arundel County to begin uniformed patrols on light rail trains

May 15, 2018

Riders of the light rail may notice a different uniformed officer patrolling the train at stops around Linthicum and Ferndale.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Maryland Department of Transportation are entering into an agreement allowing uniformed county police to enforce laws inside light rail cars as well as increase enforcement in and around the stations.

The train cars are run by the Maryland Transit Administration, which has its own police agency, and typically law enforcement agencies work together while maintaining jurisdictional boundaries.

County and state officials announced the partnership Tuesday to quell safety concerns from Linthicum residents about crime on the light rail and around stations.