BTPA welcomes funding from Welsh Government for extra officers

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has responded to an announcement today by the Welsh Government to provide a further £15.8m to fund extra Community Support Officers including an extra £257,000 to continue to fund seven CSO’s for BTP and a part funded Police Inspector post based in North Wales over a three-year period.

Millie Banerjee Chair of BTPA which oversees the work of the BTP said:

“We welcome the support of the Welsh Government in continuing to fund these posts and helping us to deliver a safer more efficient rail journey in Wales. CSO’s play an important role in policing the railways their presence makes people feel safe and their patrols reduce crime.”