Amtrak, along with the Amtrak Police Department, has a range of behind-the-scenes and front-line security measures in place to ensure passenger rail security.
Numerous behind-the-scenes and front-line security measures are in place to ensure passenger security, including Amtrak Police Department uniformed police officers and Special Operations Units, random passenger and carry-on baggage screening and inspections, K-9 units, checked baggage screening and onboard ID checks.
Random screening and inspection of passengers and their personal items will be completed as quickly as possible — usually in less than a minute. Passengers failing to consent to security procedures will be denied access to trains and refused carriage, and a refund will be offered.
The Amtrak Police Department recognizes the value of our passengers and employees as an extra set of eyes and ears and asks for your help in identifying possible safety or security concerns. If you something suspicious or unusual, speak directly with any on-duty officer, station personnel, train crew member, or dial our 24-hour call center at 1-800-331-0008, or 911 and report it immediately.
The Amtrak Police Department encourages anyone who notices something suspicious or unusual to speak directly with our on-duty officers, station personnel, train crew members, or to dial our 24-hour call center at 1-800-331-0008, or 911 and report it immediately.