Message to BTP officers and staff from the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of the BTPA

We at the British Transport Police Authority are immensely proud of the response by BTP officers and staff to the Manchester bomb and the aftermath.  We continue to be impressed by the manner in which they have dealt with the increase in pressure and workload as a result of this event and the subsequent temporary raising of the threat level to critical.  The Force has demonstrated its professionalism and expertise, with many going above and beyond. The Authority fully supports the Chief Constable and senior team and we have full confidence in the Force’s work – we thank them for all their hard work and dedication. It is gratifying to know that the public shares this view as we see from the raft of positive feedback that BTP has received from social media.

In the wake of events like this it is especially important that BTP and other police forces provide the reassuring presence that only uniformed officers on patrol can. The combination of officers being visible, while being vigilant and approachable gives people travelling the confidence to go about their day to day lives as normally as possible.

Mark Phillips
Deputy Chairman

Charlotte Vitty
Chief Executive