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Secretary of State agrees members’ reappointment

23rd August 2017

Secretary of State agrees members’ reappointment

The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, has agreed the reappointment of three members of the British Transport Police Authority. Dominic Booth, Andrew Pollins and Stella Thomas, who are coming to the end of their first terms as Authority members, will now serve a further four years from the expiry of their current terms.

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BTPA seeks new chair

1st August 2017

BTPA seeks new chair

The BTPA is currently looking for applicants for the position of Chair of the Authority. The Secretary of State for Transport is looking to appoint a new Chair who, by building on the strong record of the previous Chair, can provide effective and visible leadership skills which results in the delivery of strong outcomes for…

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BTPA publishes Annual Report

19th July 2017

BTPA publishes Annual Report

The British Transport Police Fund Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017 was formally laid before the UK Parliament this afternoon. This document constitutes the British Transport Police Authority’s Annual Report and includes a performance report, accountability report and financial statements. The Annual Report can be downloaded here.

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Mark Phillips takes up role of Interim Chair

15th June 2017

Mark Phillips takes up role of Interim Chair

Mark Phillips has taken up the role of Interim Chairman of the BTPA after the resignation of Esther McVey, who left to stand for Parliament. Mark, who is also CEO of RSSB, will be supported by Len Jackson as Interim Deputy Chairman and will fulfil the duties until a new permanent Chairman is appointed.

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New BTP Policing Plans take a broader look at policing the railways

13th June 2017

New BTP Policing Plans take a broader look at policing the railways

Today the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has issued the full versions of the National and Division Plans for policing the railways in 2017-18. These new look plans are in the form of seven National Commitments, supported by a broad range of performance indicators. The core strategic objective remain tackling crime, reducing disruption and promoting…

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