9th Rail Action Day (RAD) 'Active shield'
26 - 27 June 2019
RAILPOL, the European Association of Organizations responsible for policing the railways in Europe, organized the Rail Action Day “Active Shield”, on 26th and 27th June 2019.
A coordinated action which took place in the 17 member countries of RAILPOL with the main aim to enhance and intensify international railway police cooperation
in Europe. The concept of the "Active Shield" is to perform several checks on trains - mainly high speed and international - and in the stations, with the aim of identifying passengers and, where necessary, checking their baggage to prevent threats and to guarantee too
passengers a safe travel across Europe.
During the action 6.775 Police Officers were involved. They performed 29.243 id-checks and checked 6.828 baggage, when required, with additional means such as
metal detectors or dogs.
The overall activities have resulted in the patrol of 2.496 train stations and check of 4.528 trains, where the Police Officers prevented numerous offences across varying crime types by the reporting of 260 persons to the courts.