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British Transport Policy Authority appoints new Interim Deputy Chair

1st December 2020

British Transport Policy Authority appoints new Interim Deputy Chair

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has appointed Andy Cooper, former Managing Director of Cross Country Trains, as Interim Deputy Chair. Mr Cooper, who has been a Member of BTPA since 2019, replaces Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) Chief Executive Mark Phillips who stood down from his role as Deputy Chair and a member…

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BTP officers and staff recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours

12th October 2020

BTP officers and staff recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) would like to congratulate the three BTP officers and staff who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last week. The awards are as follows: A QPM for Detective Chief Inspector Kate Forsyth An MBE for Force Resources Manager Elizabeth McWhirter An OBE for Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson For…

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2020/21 Policing Plan published

21st September 2020

2020/21 Policing Plan published

The British Transport Police (BTP) Policing Plans for 2020/21 are now available to view on the Policing Plan section of the BTPA website. While the objectives in these plans were developed prior to the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Plan acknowledges that operational focus will remain on the demands posed by the virus and…

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Update regarding the Victoria Station investigation

20th August 2020

Update regarding the Victoria Station investigation

Update: 20 August 2020 On June 5 2020, the BTP invited the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to independently review the available evidence in the Victoria Station investigation involving Belly Mujinga. The BTP said: “In recognition of the wider public interest in the circumstances of this case, whilst we made the decision not to charge, we…

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BTP Deputy Chief Constable to retire from policing

9th July 2020

BTP Deputy Chief Constable to retire from policing

BTP Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock has announced his retirement from policing after more than 37 years’ service. DCC Hanstock has made the decision to step down in 2021, having served in three different police forces, and running the operational and governance functions of British Transport Police for the last six years. DCC Hanstock said:…

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