BART board approves new police contract, increases salaries

The contract includes a one-time salary increase of six percent and annual raises from 2.5-2.75 percent over the course of the contract, and extends an incentive program that provides new officers a $10,000 hiring bonus. BART said in a press release that the agreement comes as police officer salaries are rising nationwide, and that the agreement brings BART officers closer to Bay Area averages.
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BART police crack down on crime

The total number of thefts involving electronic devices at BART stations has decreased over the last few months, likely as a result of BART Police Department’s efforts to crack down on crime, said BART spokesperson Chris Filippi.
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BART Board approves Safe Transit policy

The Safe Transit policy prevents BART employees — including members of the BART Police Department — from asking about riders’ immigration statuses unless directed by state laws, federal regulations or court orders.
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