Imagine a community that is 32,500 miles long and only 100 feet wide. That is the BNSF community crisscrossing hundreds of local and state jurisdictions throughout the Western part of the country. Helping to patrol our community is the nearly 200 commissioned police officers and some K-9 friends who make up the BNSF Police Team, which is active in all forms of police duties. These officers work closely with local state and federal law enforcement officers. From analyzing statistical data to discovering crime trends to combating trespassing and cargo thefts, their job is to guard BNSF’s resources – people, property and freight – and enforce the laws protecting these.
Railroad police have an invaluable impact on the safety and profitability of our business. At BNSF today, the Police includes three groups: police, homeland security and special investigations.
To learn more about the hard work it takes to keep our rail lines and communities safe, click HERE.