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How to Become a Transit and Railroad Police Officer: Protecting Our Roads and Railroads

Transit and railroad police are a specialized police agency or unit that protect and police railroad and transit property, employees or passengers. Transit and railroad police may be employed directly by a transit system or serve as a specialized unit of a local police force. Their duties include issuing citations and warnings to those who break the law, writing reports, patrolling, and conducting or directing investigations. Typically, becoming a transit and railroad police officer requires you to undergo extensive training on the job and through your agency’s training academy. The education requirements vary, ranging from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree or higher. Relevant areas of study include degrees in homeland security, law enforcement, and criminal justice. With experience, a transit and railroad police officer could become a supervisor. To build your career, begin researching homeland security programs today!



For information on a related career, read our full article on How to Become a Police Officer.

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Kaplan University

Why Kaplan University? Kaplan University offers a broad selection of programs that address the career goals of working adults from a variety of professional disciplines. Our emphasis is on real-world knowledge and skill development, and we offer programs from which students learn concepts and techniques they can use to take control of their professional destinies.

Keiser University

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

Kaplan University - Online

Kaplan University offers a broad selection of programs that address the career goals of working adults from a variety of professional disciplines. Our emphasis is on real-world knowledge and skill development, and we offer programs from which students learn concepts and techniques they can use to take control of their professional destinies.

ITT Technical Institute

Thinking about a career in technology or business? You can with an education from ITT Tech! With over 90 ITT Technical Institutes located nationwide in over 34 states, ITT Techs are one of today's leading providers of technology education. The ITT Technical Institutes offer associate and bachelor degree programs in areas of technology and business.

Northcentral University

Advance to a higher degree with NCU and enhance your ability to solve problems, think critically and reflectively, conduct research, and communicate effectively in today’s diverse global environment.

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