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McVey appointed Chair of British Transport Police Authority

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.

British Transport Police Authority appoints new member

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).

Authority announce new Deputy Chief Constable for BTP

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…

Crime on London’s transport system at lowest ever level

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…

Anti-fraud operation sees 14 arrests – Stratford

Industry news, News  •  6 June 2013  •  British Transport Police (BTP)

A multi-agency operation to crack down on counterfeit tickets across the capital saw 13 arrests…

All aboard for British Transport Police

Industry news, News  •  15 November 2010  •  Portfolio Communications Ltd.

The British Transport Police (BTP) has awarded a five year contract for abmpegasus™ Source Management…

CCTV is helping to police Britain’s rail system

Issue 3 2010, Past issues  •  30 June 2010  •  Paul Crowther, Deputy Chief Constable, British Transport Police (BTP)

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.

Transport security: in training for the Olympics

Issue 3 2009, Past issues  •  30 June 2009  •  Steve Thomas, Assistant Chief Constable, British Transport Police (BTP) and Olympics National Coordinator for Cross-modal Transport Security

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.