Westchester County

Surface Transportation Unit

Surface Transportion Unit

While the majority of the Patrol Services Division consists of uniformed officers, the members of the Surface Transportation Unit (or Bus Detail) most often go undetected by the public but serve another county need -- the policing of Westchester’s Bee-Line Bus System. 

With buses operating throughout the county, serving an ever-increasing number of citizens who opt to use public transportation, the PSD utilizes plainclothes officers to address the concerns of bus drivers and passengers by blending in with bus patrons to enforce quality-of-life violations that may arise. These problems include disorderly conduct, graffiti and the use of drugs and alcohol in buses and around transportation centers and bus stops. 

Working with the Westchester County Department of Transportation, the Bus Detail responds to a wide array of conditions both on and off the buses.