Motor vehicle law is not some sort of sacred cow that only certain types of police officers are empowered to enforce. Any SSPO has the authority to enforce traffic laws, it's just they usually don't have access to citation books which makes civil infractions impossible and criminal matters difficult to process.HELL NO!!!!!!
CH22C (sspo) does NOT confer any CH90!
Did give up a lot in the contract..no seniority, bid jobs, have to pay for medical now. Morale is very low, and most of the officers have 30+ years on the job between Boston and Providence, so they dont want to do anything. Do have to ride trains when the stupidvisors are around, but can make it work for yourself. South Station does have 10's of thousands of people passing through it daily, so there are a lot of people to watch and a lot of people to deal with. Have a constant homeless, drunks and drug user problem between the train and bus station, so you are constantly running into people who are up to nothing good.Amtrak Police is quasi-federal, meaning federally funded but still a private corp. They recently got a big pay increase, start about 41K, but I believe they gave up quite a bit to get it.
From some other forums, morale could be better as well as mngt. They do train at FLETC but you're limited to the train station, track lines and you do ride trains.
Sounds like it could be an interesting gig. Keep in mind some areas have a highturnover....
Bruce,Any SSPO has the authority to enforce traffic laws, it's just they usually don't have access to citation books which makes civil infractions impossible and criminal matters difficult to process.
Remember the definition of "police officer" according to 90C-1; any officer, other than an investigator or examiner of the transportation division of the department of telecommunications and energy, authorized to make arrests or serve criminal process....
Anyone with a SSPO commission satisfies that requirement.
That's irrelevant.1. Many of SSPO's jurisdictions don't have any public ways.
41-98 makes no reference to motor vehicle law or traffic control either, so I guess I don't have Chapter 90?2. The statutory authority conveyed within CH22C does not, on it's own, refer to Ch.90, or traffic control etc. like CH 73/s.18 State & Community,
CH75 UMass, or CH15A/s22 laws do.
That has no bearing whatsoever on their legal authority to enforce motor vehicle law. The fact they don't have access to pieces of paper to enforce those laws is a foolish technicality of 90C-1's definition of "police chief".3. As you stated earlier, most SSPO's can't get Uniform Citation books for technical reasons, and so in addition, you're wrong from a practical perspective as well.
As a matter of law, you're simply incorrect. I understand you don't like SSPO for state colleges & community colleges, and while I agree with you there, until the legislature changes the wording of 90C-1 for the definition of "police officer", SSPO's most certainly do have the authority to enforce motor vehicle law.I'm only saying I strongly disagree with you in the narrow context of SSPO's having CH.90 authority. Again, with exception of Sheriff Powers, town special appointment or whatever, SSPO's don't have CH.90
It is very political to get a job at Amtrak!! I took the test in 1999 and there were 500 applicants. Only 50 took the test and it was pass/fail!!Anyone have any details on these guys? I see them at south station all the time, sometimes with working dogs. Jurisidiction? Pay? Academy? etc....
Well, it looks like there's an opening in Los Angeles.