Our strategy and plans for BTP

The Authority has set out its strategic direction for the force until 2019 in its Strategic Plan; this plan includes its priority areas, the funding we will allocate and how we expect the force to allocate its resources.

We have based our Strategic Plan for 2013/19 on an assessment of BTP’s strengths and weaknesses as well as an analysis of the railway’s current and future requirements and how they will impact the way BTP will operate.

Our priorities

Our ambition is to make a step change in how we deliver policing services to passengers, rail staff and the rail industry. This translates into the following priorities to be delivered until 2019:

  • reduce crime
  • minimise delay minutes caused by railway crime and BTP investigations
  • increase in passenger and staff confidence by 2019.

All this will be delivered against a backdrop of further real terms reductions in BTP’s budget and increases in passenger and freight traffic.

The context

We have based our strategy on the following assumptions:

  • passenger and freight traffic across the network will continue to grow until at least 2019 – this will have an impact on demand for policing services
  • a number of large infrastructure enhancement projects, such as Cross Rail, are scheduled to be delivered or started during our plan
  • as passenger numbers continue rise, the impact of disruption will also increase, BTP’s role in minimising delays to rail services will take on even greater relevance

Our financial plans

We will deliver our strategy within the approved Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) set out below; our plan is subject to there being no change in our current assumptions on crime and terrorism and major cost drivers.

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Actual

Actual

Actual

Budget

Budget

Budget

Budget

Total Cost budget

198.839

202.362

206.078

210.723

213.827

216.616

219.918

% increase to PSA

0%

1.8%

1.8%

2.3%

1.5%

1.3%

1.5%

Our annual increases in charges to Police Service Agreement holders will be within inflation (RPI).

BTP’s resources for 2017/18 

 

BTP Divisions Police Officers Special Officers PCSOs Police Staff
FHQ

516

9

0

1128

B Division

1413

159

222

268

C Division

932

131

112

127

D Division

212

26

40

TOTAL

3073

325

334

1563