MTA Press Releases

Press Release
January 10, 2007
IMMEDIATE
MTA Police Satellite Office Opens at Harriman Train Station

The MTA Police Department has opened an office at Harriman, the busiest train station in Metro-North Railroad's west of Hudson territory.

"It has long been a goal of this department to have a facility in the West-of-Hudson territory," said MTA Police Chief Kevin McConville. "This move will provide a reassuring presence for railroad customers and a more convenient post for the officers who serve them. This proximity will enable the MTA Police Department to work even more closely with New York State Police and local police agencies in Woodbury, Monroe, Harriman and Tuxedo."

Metro-North's two rail lines in Orange and Rockland counties, the Port Jervis Line, which runs from Port Jervis to Suffern, and the Pascack Valley, which runs from Spring Valley to Pearl River, carry more than 3,000 people a day.

The Harriman facility is a modular unit that had formerly housed officers assigned to District 7 at the Beacon Station on the Hudson Line. Metro-North workers prepared the new Harriman site, installing electricity, water and sewer hookups and finally placing the modular building there.

The District 7 command headquarters remains at Beacon but has moved into new quarters at 711 Beekman Avenue. This two-story building has been renovated to include an updated booking facility and improved locker rooms and office space. A back-up generator was added to maintain service in the event of a power failure.

The MTA Police Department consists of 755 members providing law enforcement services for the Long Island Rail Road, Staten Island Railroad and Metro-North Railroad. Services include uniformed patrol, detectives, emergency service unit, highway units, and interagency counterterrorism task force and one of the largest canine units in the northeast.