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The railway study association btp supporting a safe reliable and expanding transport infrastructure

The Railway Study AssociationBTP supporting a safe, reliable and expanding transport infrastructure

Andrew Trotter OBE QPM

Chief Constable

British Transport Police


  • British Transport Police

  • Resources

  • 2935 Police officers

  • 356 PCSOs

  • 1472 Police staff

  • 246 Specials

  • Budget

  • £200m overground

  • £50m underground


Consistent improvement
Consistent improvement

Compared to 2004/5

  • Notifiable crime down 37%

  • Detection rate up from 17% to 33%

  • Robbery down 78%

  • Violence against the person down 14%

    In last two years

  • Live cable theft down 73%

  • Disruption due to police-related lost minutes down 23%


Btp s operational priorities
BTP’s operational priorities

  • Reducing disruption

  • Counter terrorism

  • Fatality management

  • Metal theft

  • Football

  • Volume crime

  • Anti-social behaviour


Specialist enabling role
Specialist enabling role

Fatality management

Counter terrorism

Metal theft

Event policing

Rail crash investigation


Fatality management
Fatality management

  • Risk managed approach

  • New fatality guidance

  • Early classification - non-suspicious / unexplained

  • Combined average clearance time reduced from 113 minutes in 2011/12 to 75 minutes in 13/14

  • Widespread praise from industry


Metal theft
Metal Theft

  • National Police Lead for Metal Theft

  • National Metal Theft Taskforce

  • Fusion Intelligence Unit

  • Multi-agency approach

  • Focussed and coordinated activity

  • Legislative change

  • Av. national reduction of 43% in all crimes since 2011

  • 77% reduction in live cable offences since 2011


Suicide prevention
Suicide Prevention

  • Suicide prevention strategy

  • Multi-agency approach: NHS, NWR and Samaritans

  • Recognised as best practice by Lord Adebowale’s Independent Commission into Mental Health and Policing within the MPS

  • National policing lead for suicide prevention and investigation


Strategic assessment an expanding railway
Strategic assessment – an expanding railway

  • Demand for long distance rail travel doubled in past 15 years

  • Britain’s population forecast to increase by 10 million over next 25 years

  • Four million journeys into London every day by 2025

  • Investment important for Government’s economic agenda - HS2, Crossrail and Thameslink

  • Plan and invest for the decades to come


Strategic Assessment – policing demand

  • Assessment of demand and resource

  • Social media

  • Text service - 61016

  • Public perception and expectations

  • Pressures on local forces

  • Preparedness for a cyber attack


Strategic objectives 2013 2019
Strategic objectives 2013-2019

  • Keep transport systems running

    • 20% reduction in lost minutes

  • A safe and secure railway

    • 20% reduction in crime

  • Promote confidence in use of railway

    • 10% increase in passenger confidence

  • Deliver value for money

    • Deliver the above within MTFP constrained by RPI


Force restructure
Force restructure

  • Improved response & visibility

  • Improved performance

  • Improved service to victims

  • Better integration with rail infrastructure

  • Enhanced stakeholder relations

  • Savings to reinvest

  • Value for money

  • April 2014


Transformational change
Transformational change

  • IT, People and Estates Strategies

  • Resource and demand analysis

  • Randomised control trial

  • From detection to prevention focus

  • Supporting the franchise process

  • Evidenced based deployment – what works



Terrorist incidents affecting britain s railways 1991 2014

July 2005 London bombings

Terrorist incidents affecting Britain’s railways 1991 - 2014

[n=54]

[n=20]

[10%]

[Almost 50%]


Vulnerability
Vulnerability

  • ‘Attractive’ space – accessible, crowded, iconic;

  • Economic space – the ‘mass transit test’;

  • Open space – no secure perimeter, no compulsory identity checks or luggage checks;

  • Transient community – using the railway is not a lifestyle choice


The perception and the reality of risk
The perception and the reality of risk

  • Unattended Items

  • Suspicious and unusual behaviour

  • Anonymous threat messages

  • Low-probability / high-consequence threats

  • Risk aversion and overreaction


Aims

  • To operate a robust and resilient process for assessing potential threats and risks;

  • To react proportionately and effectively to real and perceived acts of terror;

  • To reassure the public and deter those with evil intent.

    To pass the ‘mass transit test’


Armed policing
Armed Policing

  • Launched February 2012

  • MTFA Threat

  • 13 locations

  • Ability to deploy unarmed to support CT Policing

  • Ability to deploy unarmed to support other policing operations


Explosive search dogs
Explosive Search Dogs

  • Proactive and Passive Detection

  • Defensive and RVP Search

  • High Profile Patrol and Passenger Screening

  • Trial and Testing


General purpose dogs
General Purpose Dogs

  • Football/Events

  • Crime

  • Metal Theft

  • General patrolling and Tasking


Special movements section
Special Movements Section

  • Escort

    - “Protected” VIP’s

    - Government Ministers

    - Royal Family

    - Visiting Diplomats

  • Royal Train


Ct engagement unit
CT Engagement Unit

  • Project Griffin

  • Project Argus

  • Nationwide

  • Railway Specific

  • Bespoke to Individual Needs



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