Technical Reports

Law Enforcement Strategies for Preventing Rail Trespassing

  • 02
  • Mar
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-16/02
KEYWORDS: Railroading, trespassing, law enforcement strategies
ABSTRACT: The Volpe Center has investigated law enforcement methods that have successfully prevented trespassing along the railroad right of way. The types of law enforcement strategies currently being used and procedures followed in the field are documented, along with any findings on the effectiveness of these approaches. The end result of this effort is to produce a compilation of available procedures, best practices, data sources and findings to inform effective law enforcement rail trespass prevention programs.
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