You know, I see a lot of ragging on the BART security officers but they really have a tough job. If you don't think so try out the ride-along program and you can see first hand what they have to put up with. They are well trained and have a great K-9 team. I had an opportunity a couple of years ago to witness them in action. One night one of their dogs chased down a creap who had beaten and sexually assaulted an elderly woman and bit the crap out of him. If it was'nt for the BART officer's skill in handlling the dog the guy might have gotten away. As it turned out this same creap was a serial rapist that had assaulted several elderly women in the San Leandro area.