FLUSHING, QUEENS (WPIX)—A cop on every train. That's what the NYPD is doing in the Bronx and on two subway lines in Queens. Police flood the trains from midnight to 6 a.m.
"I like it. I love it. I feel more safer when cops are around. I love it," said Michael Trujillo, a Queens subway rider.
Announced at a Metropolitan Transportation Authority meeting Monday, the NYPD reported the program began about three months ago. According to police, there have been no major felonies on the A and No. 7 trains in Queens and on the No. 5 and D lines in The Bronx.
As for the Nos. 2, 4 and 6 trains in The Bronx, The NYPD's Transit Bureau Chief Joseph Fox said there have been only six felonies while officers are on patrol.
Conductors announce to riders that a police officer is on board and will be checking out every car.
"Lately, there's been a lot of violence going on in the train stations at night time," said Benny Samuel. The straphanger noted, "It might not make a big change but it will make criminals aware there is police presence around. Maybe the crime will go down."
One big problem on the subway system; iPhone and electronics theft. The NYPD said this program is working to prevent that.
The MTA also announced it's Eagle Team will be riding on problematic bus routes. The Eagle Team is largely made up of former police officers.
"We will share our information with the NYPD and work with them towards our common goals," said NYC Transit's Vice President of Security Vincent DeMarino.
The stepped up enforcement on buses is expected to be in place by the end of the year.