MARTA Police Overview

With more than half a million people riding MARTA every day, it’s on us to make sure our riders are protected throughout their commutes.  Keeping our customers safe is our top priority and the MARTA Police Department helps us carry out that mission. 

Founded in 1977, the MARTA Police Department currently consists of approximately 400 sworn officers and over 50 civilians — making us the ninth-largest police force in Georgia.  MARTA police officers are fully sworn and certified under the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.  Today, uniformed officers patrol our stations, parking lots, buses and trains.  Additionally, plainclothes officers and K-9 units are stationed throughout MARTA's transit system.  Our goal: prevent crimes before they happen. 

We’ve made a commitment to protect our riders and we’ll continue to find ways to better serve this city as it grows and changes in the coming years.  

Please click here to view the MARTA Police organizational chart.



Police Operations is responsible for the daily delivery of police services in field operations. Police Operations main objective is to preserve life and protect the MARTA system against criminal/terrorist activity and to provide a safe and secure environment for customers and employees throughout the system.

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Police Administration provides leadership and support to all police personnel. The primary focus is to strengthen performance of management and practices within the department through the implementation of policies and programs related to crime, disorder, and public safety. LEARN MORE

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We started the Community Outreach program to help improve relationships between police and our local communities. Today the program is the driving force behind MARTA Police's role in the Atlanta community, giving us a way to include riders in everything the department does to keep MARTA safe.

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