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Passengers and staff help shape BTP Policing Plans

9th August 2016

Passengers and staff help shape BTP Policing Plans

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has issued this year’s full targets to the officers that police Britain’s railways in the latest national and regional Policing Plans. The BTPA, which oversees the work of British Transport Police (BTP), has worked closely with BTP, representatives of the rail industry and passengers to produce this year’s Policing Plans….

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Robin Smith appointed as Assistant Chief Constable

8th August 2016

Robin Smith appointed as Assistant Chief Constable

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is pleased to announce that Robin Smith has been appointed to the vacant Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) role at the British Transport Police (BTP)Robin will be joining the Force from Sussex Constabulary, where he was temporary Deputy Chief Constable, on 19 September. He has more than 30 years’ policing…

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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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