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  British Transport Police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is not, however, responsible for policing the Glasgow Underground, Tyne and Wear Metro or Manchester Metro.
British Transport Police officers are constables with the same powers as constables of the Home Office (territorial) police forces.
BTP constables have the powers of a constable off railway property if they are investigating crime which was committed on railway property or if they come across an emergency situation, where waiting for a local police officer to attend would be impracticable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Transport_Police   (468 words)

  
 Policing in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The new Metropolitan Police, founded on September 29, was depersonalised, bureaucratic and hierarchical, with the new police constables instructed to prevent crime and pursue offenders.
However in contrast to the military gendarmerie forces of continental Europe, the British police, partly to counter public fears and objections concerning armed enforcers, were clearly civilian and their armament was initially limited to the truncheon.
A number of recent cases in which the police have intervened in matters of free speech have also given rise to allegations that the police are in danger of becomming thought police.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Police   (3429 words)

  
 Society | Detective inspector, British Transport police, Newcastle
I'm still a detective inspector with the British Transport police (BTP) responsible, as senior investigating officer with a team of about 12, for an area ranging from Berwick in the north to northern Derbyshire and Lincolnshire in the south.
I'm now a detective inspector with the British Transport Police (BTP) responsible, as senior investigating officer with a team of about 12, for an area ranging from Berwick in the north to northern Derbyshire and Lincolnshire in the south.
Policing is not a liberal occupation - policing is a regulatory arm of the state.
society.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4155362-108025,00.html   (1258 words)

  
 Real-time crime analysis to boost transport police after IT overhaul
British Transport Police is nearing the end of a massive IT overhaul in preparation for a move to new headquarters in Camden this November.
In July 2004, British Transport Police's IT budget doubled to about £12m when it came under the authority of the police rather than the rail industry and was reclassified as a non-departmental public body.
British Transport Police is now wrestling with the huge challenge of setting up servers at the new HQ in Camden.
www.computerweekly.com /Articles/2005/08/30/211536/Real-timecrimeanalysistoboosttransportpoliceafterIToverhaul.htm   (504 words)

  
 BBC - Crime Fighters - The Police   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
BTP officers are selected, trained and equipped like those in local forces, but they also receive training in specialist railway legislation as well as operating and safety procedures.
As BTP is thinly spread across the country, two key principles underpin its policing.
BTP has to work very closely with local forces, train operators and other agencies to be effective.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/fighters/btp.shtml   (465 words)

  
 British Transport Police Careers | Powered by hays.com - Specialist Recruitment
About Us British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
Policing the railways is an integral part of policing the community generally and today the Force forms part of the national policing structure which safeguards the citizen.
The modern British Transport Police force aims to provide a quality policing service and that means staying in the forefront of developments within the railway industry and within policing in general.
www.hays.com /jobs/btp   (473 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Wales | Police officer in railway attack
Police have appealed for witnesses after an officer was assaulted and taken to hospital with head injuries.
Officers from British Transport Police and South Wales Police were called to the station after reports of a disturbance.
British Transport Police have requested anyone who may have information to contact them on 0800 40 50 40.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/wales/4539614.stm   (193 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Politics | Transport police 'cash-starved'
That is despite a previous assurance of former transport minister John Spellar that it was in surplus.
Transport Minister Tony McNulty criticised the committee for not taking evidence from the government, adding that most of the report's findings were already being dealt with.
Tory transport spokesman Theresa May meanwhile said she supported the transport committee's call for the BTP's funding to be included in the rail review.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/3776331.stm   (675 words)

  
 Aljazeera.Net - British police make more blast arrests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
British police are believed to have arrested two men in west London in connection with the 21 July attempted bombings after morning raids.
Armed police carried out two raids on Friday in west London in their hunt for the bombers behind the failed attacks on the city's underground trains and a bus a week ago, police say.
Police are still chasing three of four men who tried to detonate bombs in failed attacks on 21 July, exactly two weeks after a team of suspected bombers killed themselves and 52 other people in London.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/024F8283-3F78-4466-BF70-2383CB57ACF1.htm   (545 words)

  
 Transport police 'on high alert'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A major police operation is under way on the UK's transport system, with officers on a precautionary high alert.
British Transport Police said the high alert was not in response to specific information.
Police hope the new picture of the suspected Shepherd's Bush attacker on a 220 bus, which is clearer than that previously available, will help to identify him.
www.global-conspiracies.com /transport_police_on_high_alert.htm   (539 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation > America's War on Terror -- Police interrogate 21 suspects in effort to ...
British media speculated that a third group of attackers was waiting to strike, but a spokeswoman for London's Metropolitan Police played down the reports.
British investigators continued interrogating three men suspected in the July 21 attack and an Italian judge on Monday began questioning the fourth suspect, who was arrested in Rome.
Police also explained that the Ethiopian-born suspect used the fake name Osman Hussain and claimed he was Somali in order to claim refugee status in Britain in 1996.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/nation/terror/20050801-0649-britain-bombings.html   (793 words)

  
 £3.6m funding for British Transport Police | eGov monitor
Transport Secretary Alistair Darling today announced a £3.6 million funding allocation for British Transport Police (BTP).
The allocation is a contribution towards the additional costs incurred by the BTP in its response to the terrorist attacks in London.
BTP officers worked closely with the Metropolitan Police and the other emergency services to provide an immediate and effective response in the midst of the confusion caused by the bombings.
www.egovmonitor.com /node/3785   (348 words)

  
 British Government Urges Citizens to Watch For Suspicious Behaviour After Madrid Bombing
Meanwhile, British Transport Police have announced a poster campaign for tube stations, which see more than 3m passengers a day, urging people to keep an eye out for unattended bags.
Police have stressed the campaign is not a specific response to the Madrid train bombs and that there has been no specific upgrading of precautions since the Madrid rail bombings.
He said land transport was "vulnerable" because explosive devices could be placed on tracks as well as in railway stations and on trains.
www.propagandamatrix.com /140304suspiciousbehaviour.html   (669 words)

  
 The British Transport Police Force Scheme 1963 (Amendment) Order 1994
"transport police" means constables appointed or deemed to be appointed under section 53 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949.
(c) Subject to the provisions of this Scheme all transport police hereafter appointed shall be appointed and employed by the Railways Board and all transport police now appointed shall continue to be employed by the Railways Board.
(a) There shall be a committee (to be known as "the British Transport Police Committee") to whom the chief constable shall be responsible for the adminstration of the Force in accordance with the directions from time to time given to him by the Committee.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1994/Uksi_19940609_en_2.htm   (1697 words)

  
 Transport Police - London Life, GLA
History: The British Transport Police dates back to 1826, making it one of the oldest police forces in the world.
The force is accountable to The British Transport Police Authority.
How to spot them: The majority of the British Transport Police officers will be clearly identifiable by their fl and white uniform and badges.
www.london.gov.uk /london-life/policing-and-safety/emergency-services/transport.jsp   (222 words)

  
 Transport Police paid to support hunts?
Hunt saboteurs in Dorset claim that the British Transport Police is failing in its duty to prevent trespass by hunts because its officers are ignoring offences.
On 7 February 2004, two British Transport Police officers were spotted observing the Cattistock hunt in Dorset who were in the vicinity of the Weymouth-Yeovil train line.
The previous night a local protestor had been phoned by a senior representative of British Transport Police and told that they would not tolerate trespass from either the hunt or saboteurs and that officers are only there to ensure that there is "nothing on the line at all".
hsa.enviroweb.org /aseye/btphunt.html   (681 words)

  
 Police Service Recruitment - Could You? - home page
British Transport Police is a specialist police force that needs special people to help keep Britain’s railways safe.
The British Transport Police aims to provide a policing service which delivers a safe railway, free from disruption and the fear of crime.
The British Transport covers the whole range of policing, so apart from front line targeted patrol, CID and specialist units, such as dog handling, you could also have an opportunity in a variety of specialist posts, including intelligence, community safety and crime prevention.
www.policecouldyou.co.uk /?action=article&ID=236   (663 words)

  
 Make stations safer to curb violent crime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL body Transport 2000 today called for station improvements in response to news from the British Transport Police that violent crime has risen nearly 12 per cent on the UK`s railways.
Of the 9748 attacks on passengers reported in 2004, British Transport Police said there had been a noticeable increase in the reporting of alcohol-related incidents.
Transport 2000 public transport campaigner, Meera Rambissoon said: "Transport 2000 believes that more staff and improved station facilities, including better lighting, would help to make our stations centres of activity where people feel safe and comfortable.
www.transport2000.org.uk /news/maintainNewsArticles.asp?NewsArticleID=258   (367 words)

  
 British Transport Police - UK offers
The British Transport Police - what the BTP does and how we work in partnership with rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to...
The British Transport Police (BTP) can trace their pedigree back to 1826 when a mention is made of the Police establishment on the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
www.webtaxi.com /british-transport-police.htm   (223 words)

  
 London, Rome Arrest Suspected 7-21 Bombers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Police said they raided two residences Friday in west London and arrested two men at one address and one at another, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said on customary condition of anonymity.
Earlier, police were involved in a standoff with at least one man in an apartment, pointing assault weapons and pistols at the home, a witness said.
Meanwhile, a police watchdog group investigated the killing of a Brazilian electrician by police, who believed he was a suicide bomber.
www.softcom.net /webnews/wed/cw/Ayb77050759.RC9z_FuT.html   (1123 words)

  
 LGC: News:LGC News:British Transport Police significantly reduces forensic result times with LGC contract
The BTP covers all aspects of the railways and their associated infrastructure, including both underground and overground rail networks, and operates in the same way as all other regional police forces in the UK.
The Government push for a swift delivery of justice has led to increasing pressures for the police to speed up their processes, and this in turn has raised the expectations that the police have of their forensic service suppliers in terms of performance, turnaround times and presentation of information.
The ability to provide the data quickly and in a manner that is both meaningful and useful, is now essential if the police are to meet their performance targets - and ultimately deliver better services into the community.
www.lgc.co.uk /press_release.asp?intElement=5014   (595 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Anti-terror police to patrol Tube
British Transport Police have also said more people using the Tube will be randomly stopped and searched.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said extra patrols, using plain clothes and uniformed officers, were being carried out at Tube stations and on trains.
BTP Federation chairman Alex Robertson told BBC News an extra 200 staff across the UK were needed to cope with the increased threat of terrorism.
news2.thdo.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3511318.stm   (486 words)

  
 British Transport Police Homepage
British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
- Police Restructuring and the British Transport Police
The British Transport Police is committed to making its website compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
www.btp.police.uk   (188 words)

  
 British Transport Police (Scottish Area) Primary Inspection: page 4
HMIC for England and Wales, by invitation, inspected BTP in England and Wales in 1998.
It is the practice of the committee to invite HMIC to inspect BTP on a three year cycle, however, a new Area Commander was appointed in 1999 and the inspection was postponed pending consideration of the change.
HMIC also consulted widely with Scottish police forces, staff associations, the Railways Inspectorate, rail passenger groups and key stakeholders in the railway industry, obtaining views on their relationship with BTP Scottish Area and the quality of policing provided.
www.scotland.gov.uk /hmic/docs/rbtp-04.asp   (708 words)

  
 BBC - Crime Fighters: A Day in the Life - British Transport Policee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sergeant Alistair Beaton is part of the British Transport Police in London.
I'm a Uniform Sergeant on the London Underground Area of the British Transport Police.
DC Black is working with the Transport for London (TFL) branch of the Metropolitan Police and is organising the whole POP operation, which involves BTP London Underground, BTP London South (Victoria mainline station) and the Met.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/fighters/dayinthelife/btp.shtml   (1336 words)

  
 Railnews :: News :: £3.6m FUNDING BOOST FOR BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
TRANSPORT Secretary Alistair Darling has announced a £3.6 million funding allocation for British Transport Police (BTP) as a contribution towards the additional costs incurred by the BTP in its response to the terrorist attacks in London last July.
BTP officers worked closely with the Metropolitan Police and the other emergency services to provide an immediate and effective response in the midst of the confusion caused by the bombings, said the Department for Transport.
Over 130 BTP officers and staff throughout the organisation worked long hours on the inquiry into the terrorist bombings.
www.railnews.co.uk /news.aspx?id=2246   (299 words)

  
 House of Lords - Boddington v. British Transport Police   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On 28 July 1995, Peter James Boddington was convicted by the stipendiary magistrate for East Sussex of the offence of smoking a cigarette in a railway carriage where smoking was prohibited, contrary to byelaw 20 of the British Railways Board's Byelaws 1965.
(e) Upon arrival at Brighton, a uniformed police officer, P.C. Ansell, was advised of the position in the presence and hearing of the appellant and the appellant provided his name and address.
Thus, the byelaw does not by itself prohibit any activity: a further, administrative act is required (in the form of the posting of a notice or the making of a request) before a person becomes at risk of committing an offence.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/ld199798/ldjudgmt/jd980402/bodd01.htm   (3426 words)

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