ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Extra security will soon be in place at some MetroLink stations. Additional St. Louis County officers will begin patrolling this weekend.
Police hope riders will feel safer while riding Metrolink.
After several incidents, including a shooting here at the North Hanley station last month, County police have announced additional officers will be riding and monitoring trains starting Sunday.
A recent wave of crime sparked St. Louis County Executive, Steve Stenger, to get police to double the number of officers from the County patrolling MetroLink platforms and parking lots.
Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report County Police Chief Jon Belmar met with the police board Wednesday telling members that nine officers and two sergeants would be added.
He added that more officers would be phased in in the coming months, as new hires are specially trained.
To keep Metro safe, County police work alongside St. Louis Metro PD and St. Clair County Sheriffs as well as dozens of public-safety officers and security guards employed by Metro.