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Andrew Figgures to retire as BTPA Chief Executive

15th December 2016

Andrew Figgures to retire as BTPA Chief Executive

Andrew Figgures is to retire as Chief Executive of the British Transport Police Authority at the end of December after nearly seven years in the appointment following his 41 year career in the Army. Esther McVey, Chairman of the BTPA said,  “I am grateful to Andrew for extending his tenure at the Authority’s request to…

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BTP launches its annual public consultation

24th November 2016

BTP launches its annual public consultation

The BTP has launched its latest #WhatMatters consultation campaign. Members of the public can let  BTP know what matters to them in policing the railways and help shape policy by completing an online survey.

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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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