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Esther makes first visit to frontline of policing in new role as Chair

13th January 2016

Esther makes first visit to frontline of policing in new role as Chair

British Transport Police Authority’s (BTPA) new Chair, Esther McVey, praised BTP’s innovative working following visits to the British Transport Police’s Specialist Operations Support Unit, Central London Police Station (CLPS) and Euston station hub team last week. Esther met Superintendent John Conaghan from the Counter Terrorism Support Unit (CTSU) at Blundell Street to find out more…

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BTPA welcomes new member

14th December 2015

BTPA welcomes new member

The Department for Transport has appointed Ray O’Toole as interim BTPA member for a 12 month period. Ray officially joined the Authority on 2 November and will play a vital role in overseeing the work of the British Transport Police. Ray joins with solid experience in this role having previously served as a member of…

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New Chair of the British Transport Police Authority announced

19th November 2015

New Chair of the British Transport Police Authority announced

Esther McVey has been appointed as the new Chair of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA), for a four year term. The new Chair will play a vital role in setting the strategic direction of the BTPA to ensure that the British Transport Police (BTP) – which polices Britain’s rail network – is an efficient…

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Policing talks with UK’s rail industry underway

4th November 2015

Policing talks with UK’s rail industry underway

Talks with the UK’s rail industry began this week with the British Transport Police Authority and BTP embarking on nationwide consultation to determine the priorities for policing Great Britain’s trains and stations next year. Events are taking place across the country with invited senior representatives from train and freight operating companies, Scottish government, Rail Delivery…

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Highlights from the BTPA 2015 industry workshop

30th September 2015

Highlights from the BTPA 2015 industry workshop

Officials from UK and Scottish Government joined senior passenger and rail industry representatives in London last week to discuss the future of policing Great Britain’s railways and the current issues affecting the British Transport Police (BTP) and rail (24 September). Invited guests, including representatives from Transport Focus, TfL, Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and freight and…

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