British Transport Police (BTP) - Articles and news items
Industry news • 23 November 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
The British Transport Police Authority has announced the appointment of Esther McVey as its new Chair for a four year term.
Industry news • 28 May 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announces the appointment of Dyan Crowther as a member of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA).
Industry news • 15 August 2014 • The British Transport Police Authority
The British Transport Police Authority can announce the appointment of the new Deputy Chief Constable for the BTP…
Industry news • 11 June 2014 • Transport for London
In a year when both London Underground and London Buses saw record passenger numbers, new annual crime figures from the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police show that crime on Transport for London’s transport system fell 11.3 per cent…
Policing a transport network presents some real challenges, but also some great opportunities, and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) coverage of the network falls squarely into the latter category.
From the policing point of view, CCTV in the UK is playing an increasing role in operations and is an important tool in controlling public space.
Britain’s rail system has a widespread network of CCTV cameras – there are more than 12,000 on the London Underground alone – and these are becoming more prevalent, with the roll out of on-train and forward facing CCTV. Cameras are producing a much enhanced product as well with advances in digital technology.
The Olympics are quite simply the world’s biggest event. In 2012, the London Olympics will involve 10,700 athletes from more than 200 nations, with 500,000 plus spectators daily, as well as 50,000 athletes, officials and media representatives. In addition, 2012 will be a ‘public transport’ games with almost 100% of spectators expected to use public transport to access the Olympic Park.
Transport security is then vital to the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and it is my task to co-ordinate it across all transport modes. I was appointed in July 2007 to head up British Transport Police’s (BTP) Olympics delivery project and soon after was named as National Co-ordinator for Cross-Modal Transport Security covering rail, road, maritime and air transport – a joint Department for Transport and Home Office appointment.