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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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Message to BTP officers and staff from the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of the BTPA

30th May 2017

Message to BTP officers and staff from the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of the BTPA

We at the British Transport Police Authority are immensely proud of the response by BTP officers and staff to the Manchester bomb and the aftermath.  We continue to be impressed by the manner in which they have dealt with the increase in pressure and workload as a result of this event and the subsequent temporary…

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Esther McVey resigns as BTPA Chair

2nd May 2017

Esther McVey resigns as BTPA Chair

Esther McVey has formally resigned her position as Chairman of the BTPA following her selection as the Conservative Party candidate for the Tatton Constituency in the upcoming General Election. Mark Phillips, the current Deputy Chairman, will be fulfilling the duties of Chairman until a permanent replacement can be appointed.

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Charlotte Vitty announced as new Chief Exec

20th April 2017

Charlotte Vitty announced as new Chief Exec

Charlotte Vitty has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the British Transport Police Authority. Most recently Charlotte has been working as the Acting Chief Executive since January, having been Finance Director for the previous two years. A qualified accountant, Charlotte has over 15 years’ experience in both private practice and the commercial market. She…

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2017-18 Interim Policing Plans launched

31st March 2017

2017-18 Interim Policing Plans launched

We are excited to share with you the interim plans for policing Great Britain’s railways in 2017/18. For train operating companies, the travelling public and railway staff these plans will be central to ensuring everyone’s safety and keeping everything moving. We have worked closely with the Chief Constable, his senior team, the rail industry and passenger…

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