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New Public Safety Team on the Job at Metro Transit

As of September 9, Metro Transit welcomed its new safety team – Stephen M. Berry, Kevin B. Scott, and Vernon L. Summers in their new Public Safety leadership roles. “This new team will provide an exciting, fresh start for the Metro Transit Public Safety team toward fulfilling our commitment to a proactive, collaborative approach to security. That goal was implemented in response to customer safety concerns and addresses recommendations from the MetroLink Security Assessment commissioned by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments and conducted by independent contractor WSP. The new security leadership team will be responsible for implementing the transit system’s comprehensive security program,” said Taulby Roach, Bi-State President and CEO.

Stephen M. Berry – General Manager of Metro Transit Public Safety

He is the senior team member, responsible for leading the implementation of the comprehensive security program for the Metro Transit system, and all integrated security and policing activities to ensure our security program is focused on the needs of our transit environment, and incorporating industry best practices across Metro Transit security.

Stephen brings extensive experience in transit safety, security and operations to this position.

His experience includes:

  • Deputy Director of Transit Safety and Workforce Development at the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Responsible for statewide operations, safety, security and workforce development for transit systems across Florida
  • Deputy Director at LYNX, Orlando’s transit system
  • Consultant to the Florida Department of Transportation
  • Public safety manager in southern California

Kevin B. Scott – Director of Security

He leads the Metro Transit Public Safety team and its collaboration with our regional law enforcement partners and contracted security personnel.

Kevin’s previous success in creating a community-oriented policing strategy in Ballwin, Missouri, supports the refinement of Metro Transit’s customer-focused approach to safety and security. He’s a respected member of the region’s law enforcement community.

His experience includes:

  • Served as Chief of Police in Ballwin since 2016
  • With the Ballwin Police Department for a total of 27 years

Vernon L. Summers – Manager of Contract Security

He provides leadership, training and strategic direction for Metro Transit’s current and future contract security teams. 

Vernon brings nearly 30 years of experience, and has a successful track record of developing effective police and security programs for both community law enforcement and corporate security.

His experience includes:

  • Director of Public Safety at the St. Louis Galleria
  • Chief of Police for Bella Villa, Missouri
  • Lieutenant with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

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