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SEPTA Police file photo (Credit: Jim Melwert)

New Campaign Aims To Improve SEPTA Police And Rider Relationships

SEPTA’s police force wants to improve relationships with riders, and they are doing so with a small piece of paper.


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Search Is On For SEPTA Fare Evader

SEPTA Police are searching for a man who tried to sneak on a SEPTA train Wednesday night.


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Man Struck And Killed By SEPTA Train

Authorities say a man in his 60s was walking south on the regional rail line tracks when he was hit by a SEPTA R5 train.



SEPTA Police Officer Injured In Drunk Driving Crash

A woman is under arrest for drunk driving after she crashed into a SEPTA police vehicle in Old City Philadelphia overnight.


SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel shows off the new camera installed in the microphones of the hand-held radios three officers will carry during a 60-day test of the technology. (credit: Mark Abrams)

SMILE! You Might Be On A Septa Police Officer’s Camera

Three SEPTA police officers are now wearing body cameras attached to the microphones of their two-way radios as they patrol the transit system.


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App Helps Police Nab Boys, 10 and 13, in Smartphone Theft

A jarring morning for a teacher sitting on a SEPTA train Thursday at Broad and Wyoming.


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Septa Officials Delighted When Passengers Don’t Ignore Transit Crimes

SEPTA tries to enlist the public’s help with ongoing safety campaigns, safety blitzes at transit hubs, and the new “Look Up, Speak Up” ads. In Monday’s attack on an officer, passengers stepped in to help.


(Jeanne Sides Sewell stands alongside a plaque honoring her late husband.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Ceremony Marks 25th Anniversary of Septa Cop’s On-Duty Murder

At 69th Street terminal, Septa police commemorated the death of Thomas Sewell, who is the only Septa officer ever killed in the line of duty.


(Officer Cory Fox, second from left, with Kaiserin; Officer Javier Class, right, with Ronnie.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Two New Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Join SEPTA Police Force

The dogs will now go through SEPTA explosives training class, and will go into in the field in mid-April.


(Septa police chief Tom Nestel.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Septa Joins Pre-Super Bowl Campaign Against Human Trafficking

“We’re trying to look for that predator that’s preying on the vulnerable,” says Septa police chief Tom Nestel.


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Woman Injured When Gun Discharges At SEPTA Platform

A woman was injured when a gun discharged during rush hour at the 40th Street subway station.


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Police Promise More Vigilance To Protect Septa Bus Drivers and Riders

The TWU sought the meeting after cataloguing what the union describes as a “spike” in assaults in 2011 and 2012.


Surveillance video shows mother, grandmother pushing baby carriage moments before the child is left behind. (credit: SEPTA police)

Baby Left Behind After Apparent Scheme To Avoid Paying SEPTA Fare

SEPTA police have decided not to charge a mother and grandmother who left their baby behind while apparently scheming to avoid paying a fare on the Market-Frankford Line.


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87-Year-Old Man Attacked At SEPTA Station

SEPTA Transit Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who assaulted and robbed an 87-year-old man in an elevator.


(Striking SEPTA police officers, members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police, outside a SEPTA subway entrance at 15th and Market Streets.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

SEPTA Transit Police Go On Strike Without Warning

Officers with SEPTA’s transit police have gone on strike following a stalemate in negotiations regarding a new contract.