Transit Watch


What is Transit Watch?

Transit Watch is a nationwide safety and security awareness campaign designed to encourage the active participation of transit passengers and employees in working together to maintain a safe transit environment. The campaign provides information and instructions to transit passengers and employees so that they know what to do and whom to contact in the event of an emergency in a transit setting. Transit Watch invites riders and employees to be the “eyes and ears” of their local transit system.

In response to the need for increased attention to safety and security in today’s post-9/11 environment, the Safe Citizen Coalition of Palm Beach County is pleased to participate in the nationwide efforts to ensure the safety and security of our public transportation network.

Transit Watch was developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).


Attention Palm Tran and Tri-Rail passengers and employees!

When it comes to your security, we can always use an extra pair of eyes.

Look around. Be aware.

If something doesn’t seem right, call 855-FLA-SAFE (855-352-7233).

For emergencies, call 911.

National Terrorism Advisory System

Be On The Alert For:

Suspicious Items

  • Unattended luggage, backpacks, boxes
  • Packages with unusual batteries, wires or tanks
  • Items emitting an odor, sound, liquid or s

Suspicious Behavior

  • Someone leaving an item and hastily departing
  • Individuals showing signs of nervousness or sweating
  • People wearing unusual clothing, such as heavy outerwear on a hot day

Course of Action

  • Do not confront suspicious individuals
  • Immediately contact a transit employee or law enforcement


The Safe Citizen Coalition (SCC) of Palm Beach County is a unique alliance of law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County with the objective of increasing public safety across all jurisdictions. This unparalleled level of cooperation between municipal police departments, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Southeast Regional Domestic Security Task Force (SERDSTF) results in a higher level of crime prevention and response within all our communities.