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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

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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
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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
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
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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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