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BTPA agrees 1.3% budget increase

9th December 2009

BTPA agrees 1.3% budget increase

BTPA has approved an increase of 1.3% to British Transport Police funding in 2010/11, with the intention to target a 0% increase the following year. Meeting on 9 December, members of the Police Authority noted the extraordinary years of large budget increases, totalling a 57% increase between 2004 and 2009. It was also acknowledged, however,…

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BTPA appoints interim Chief Executive

19th October 2009

BTPA appoints interim Chief Executive

British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) today announced the appointment of Paul Coen as interim Chief Executive. Mr Coen was formerly Chief Executive of the Local Government Association and has wide experience spanning both the private and public sector, with over 20 years in senior local government roles. BTPA Chairman Millie Banerjee said: “We are delighted…

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New Deputy Chief Constable for British Transport Police

15th September 2009

New Deputy Chief Constable for British Transport Police

British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has today announced the appointment of Paul Crowther as the new Deputy Chief Constable of British Transport Police. Paul was appointed Assistant Chief Constable (Crime) for British Transport Police in 2007 and has been Temporary Deputy Chief Constable since August 2009, following his predecessor’s appointment as Chief Constable. ‘I am…

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New members for British Transport Police Authority

19th August 2009

New members for British Transport Police Authority

Howard Collins and Neil Scales OBE are to become new members of the British Transport Police Authority, Transport Minister Chris Mole announced today. Mr Collins is Chief Operating Officer of London Underground and has more than thirty years of experience in the transport industry. He will fill the position traditionally held by a representative of…

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BTPA welcomes policing results

20th May 2009

BTPA welcomes policing results

British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) today welcomed BTP’s latest crime figures, which showed a 4.5 percent reduction in crime in the 2008/09 operational year. BTPA Chairman Millie Banerjee said: “I am delighted with these results, which show overall crime has fallen on Britain’s railways for the fifth successive year. They are testament to the hard…

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