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Anne Arundel County to use undercover officers on light rails

Posted: 9:16 AM, May 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-16 09:39:10-04

After a spike in crime at light rail stations, two law enforcement agencies are teaming up to better serve their communities.

Anne Arundel County Police and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police are working to patrol the light rail stations together in order to better protect riders.

In addition to more police, the stations will also get brighter lighting and they will make sure everyone on the rail has paid for service.

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh says the problem hits more than just his county,

"People getting on the train in Baltimore City, jumping fares, getting off in Anne Arundel County and cause trouble in the community. They are riffling through peoples cars, their sheds, and committing crimes in local retail stores. It's time for that to stop."

Police say they will use several tools to combat this uptick in crime, including undercover officers.