Originally Posted by dowlingm
Toronto is the closest Canadian equivalent to an American city in respect to crime and it is by no means common to see police/special constables at each station or anything like it. Missouri has a high rate of firearms death even within the US.
However there are patrols at busier stations; for me the key is for security to be visible frequently enough that such miscreants canít be sure that cops arenít nearby at any point in time, moving between stations and on and off vehicles. I have wondered in the past if giving free travel to uniformed Gardai would help in curbing the worst behaviours.
When I was in Toronto in 2011 the GO Transit (armed) police were responsible for checking tickets. I found them polite and helpful