About DART PoliceThe DART Police force was established in 1989 as part of the transit agency's mission to operate a safe system. DART Police officers are licensed peace officers of the State of Texas who have all the rights, privileges, obligations, and duties of any other peace officer in the state of Texas while on the property under the control of DART or in the actual course and scope of the officer's employment. The law enforcement power granted to DART Police officers is subordinate to the law enforcement power of a municipality in which the power is attempted to be exercised.
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As one of the largest police departments in North Texas, DART Police offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, a variety of special assignments, high quality training, and more.
More presence, more securityCustomers will see more DART Police, Fare Enforcement Officers and armed security officers at major passenger locations and on light rail trains starting March 26. DART is adding more than 30 security officers and 35 Fare Enforcement Officers to work alongside more than 200 DART Police officers. This is the latest action by the agency to improve passenger security. DART began modifying its patrol deployment plans in late 2017. It has also upgraded lighting at passenger facilities in the West End of Downtown Dallas. Other modifications are being reviewed. Cameras are already on DART buses and they are being installed on DART trains. In November, DART introduced the "Say Something" app empowering customers with a new way to directly connect with police.
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• Payment of Citations
Find more information regarding DART citations, including a Frequently Asked Questions guide and a link for paying a Citation online.
• Passenger Guide to Safety & Security
Educating yourself and your family about safety and security aboard transit vehicles is important. DART trains and buses are designed to be user-friendly, fast, convenient, and most importantly, safe.
Always Be Alert - A Crime Prevention Video from DART Police
• Carrying handguns on DART
DART works daily to maintain a safe system. We also know that many customers may want to exercise their right to carry a handgun while on our buses and trains. Consistent with state law, DART has complied with the law that allows open or concealed carry of handguns by persons with a handgun license on DART vehicles and property. Effective September 1, 2021, as approved by the state legislature, any person who is 21 years of age or older and not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm is permitted to carry a handgun concealed or open in a holster without a permit. Learn more about carrying handguns on DART.