Links

Some links to other websites you may find useful:

British Transport Police
British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Every day, we police the journeys of over six million passengers and 400,000 tonnes of freight over 10,000 miles of track. We believe travelling is about more than just getting there. It’s about ensuring safety and security all the way.

British Transport Police Authority
The BTPA is the independent body responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective British Transport Police force for rail operators, their staff and passengers. Its duties and functions are similar to those of the Scottish Police Authority or a Police and Crime Commissioner in England and Wales, but it oversees a force that is responsible for policing a much wider area: the railways of Great Britain.

British Transport Police Federation

BTP Policing in South Wales
History of Railway, Dock and Canal Police Forces of South Wales.

NARBTPO
The National Association for Retired British Transport Police Officers.

National Railway Museum
The largest railway museum in the world, with almost 1 million visitors per year to sites in York and Shildon.

Police Roll of Honour Trust
Researches and maintains the National Police Officers Roll of Honour and Remembrance. A record of the public service and sacrifice of British police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, since the earliest days of professional law enforcement.

Railway Heritage Trust
In 1985, British Rail set up the Railway Heritage Trust as an independent body, to assist the operational railway in its preservation and upkeep of listed buildings and structures, and to facilitate the transfer of non-operational premises and structures to outside bodies willing to undertake their preservation.

Police History Society
A forum for all interested in the history of police and policing in the UK from Peel to the present day.

Police Memorabilia Collectors Club
The Police Memorabilia Collectors Club exists to promote and assist the study, collection and understanding of all items of memorabilia relating to police services throughout the world, to encourage and assist police history and police museums, and to bring together like-minded police enthusiasts wherever they might be.

The Railway & Canal Historical Society
Founded in 1954 to bring together all those interested in the history of transport, with particular reference to railways and waterways in Britain, its main objects are to promote historical research and to raise the standard of published history.

History of the Lee and Stort Navigations
A site detailing the history of the River Lee and Stort Navigations, including a page on the Police and Bailiffs. The police officers were absorbed into the BTC Police upon nationalisation in 1948.

Garda Síochána Historical Society
Aiming to bring the rich history and traditions of Irish policing (especially the history of the Garda Síochána) into the public arena.

RUC GC Historical Society
PSNI Police Museum history page and contact details for the RUC GC Historical Society.

The North Eastern Railway Association
NERA was formed in 1961 to cater for all enthusiasts interested in the railways of north eastern England, the North Eastern Railway, the Hull & Barnsley Railway, from their successors, and also the smaller independent and industrial railways that operated alongside the main line system. They have a page dedicated to the NER Police.

Liverpool City Police
A History of Liverpool City Police….. from its inception to the present day. This is a web resource and virtual museum dedicated to the proud men and women of yesteryear who served the public of Liverpool. It is administered by retired Police Officers devoted to capturing the past and who want to show it as a world resource.

The Railroad Police
Developed to promote the history of Railroad Policing in the United sates of America, as well as explaining the duties of the modern-day Railroad Police Officer.
The site details the history of railroad policing, together with many historic photographs, memorabilia and items such as badges and patches.

Great Eastern Railway Society
The GER Society was formed in 1973 in order to promote a widespread interest in the Great Eastern Railway, to encourage and co-ordinate research into its history, and to provide a permanent record of the results. This is being achieved by building upon the knowledge of the known GER experts, and by locating and studying all surviving records of the railway. In so doing, the Society has established a high reputation amongst railway enthusiasts, historians, museums and professional railwaymen for the quality and accuracy of its publications, its expertise and activities.

Friends of Metropolitan Police Historical Collection
The Friends is a group of like minded people seeking to promote and preserve the history of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and its service to London since 1829. It is an independent community group that works alongside the staff at the Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre.

NARPO Staffordshire
The National Association of Retired Police Officers is a rank-free association dedicated to improving benefits for all members. The Staffordshire Branch is amongst the most active in the UK supplemented by nine sub-branches, we have over 2020 members continuing to play our part in regional and national issues. At the heart of what we do is being ‘of service to those who have served’, maintaining welfare and social wellbeing of our members, keeping in touch and keeping members informed.

Gloucestershire Police Museum
This site presents an extensive photographic record of the history of the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

War Memorials Archive
The Imperial War Museum’s War Memorials Archive (formerly UK National Inventory of War Memorials) is working to compile a comprehensive record of all war memorials in the UK to promote their appreciation, use and preservation.

Sussex History by Kevin Gordon
Long time BTP historian, Kevin Gordon, now has his own blog. It combines his interests in local Sussex history with that of policing, and railway policing in particular. We look forward to seeing the results of his detailed research.