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Campaign launched to find new BTP Chief Constable

1st June 2020

Campaign launched to find new BTP Chief Constable

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) and Department for Transport (DfT) are looking for a new Chief Constable to lead Britain’s specialist policing service that protects the rail network. The BTPA have today launched the search for the position of BTP Chief Constable, looking for someone who can provide effective leadership to a large, dispersed…

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Update on the 2020/21 Policing Plan

18th May 2020

Update on the 2020/21 Policing Plan

The British Transport Police are working hard on the frontline during the current COVID-19 pandemic in difficult circumstances and in support of the public and rail industry partners. The Police Authority are doing all that we can to support the Force through this period. Prior to the pandemic, the Force and the Authority had worked…

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HMICFRS Report on Disruption

29th April 2020

HMICFRS Report on Disruption

This week, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published their report on the British Transport Police’s ability to reduce disruption on the rail network. Below is the response from BTPA Chair Ron Barclay Smith: The BTPA welcomes the report from HMICFRS and its recommendations. While much progress has been made, and…

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Member reappointment

27th April 2020

Member reappointment

The Authority is pleased to announce that the Secretary of State for Transport has approved the reappointment of BTPA member Beverley Shears for another four-year term until January 2024. Bev has been an Authority member since 2017, and currently sits on the Strategy and Planning Committee and Appointments and Remuneration Committee, as well as the…

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An update from BTPA in response to COVID-19

23rd April 2020

An update from BTPA in response to COVID-19

23 April 2020 Given the ongoing situation around COVID-19, Authority staff are still working remotely but we are keeping our approach under regular review. All staff are contactable via email and meetings are being carried out via video call. The BTPA senior team are supporting the BTP via its twice daily gold group calls and…

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