Appointment of Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner

by Phil Trendall

Fraser Sampson

History in the making….

For the first time an ex-BTP officer has been appointed as the Surveillance Camera Commissioner AND as the Biometrics Commissioner. Both posts were created under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and are high profile public appointments. Dr Fraser Sampson . . . → Read More: Appointment of Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Penny Post

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This photograph appeared on Facebook the other day, and I felt it worthy of highlighting. A policeman stands beside a Royal Mail coach at Waterloo Station.

This is an embedded image, but there are many other photos in our gallery.

 

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History of Women in BTP

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and the BTP is taking the opportunity to celebrate women in the railway police.

It is especially fitting as this month sees the appointment of the BTP’s first female Chief Constable, Lucy D’Orsi.

The BTP History Group were pleased . . . → Read More: History of Women in BTP

20th Anniversary of the Great Heck Rail Crash

 

There will be two Memorial Events for the 20th Anniversary of the Great Heck Rail Crash on Sunday 28th February 2021.

The 20th anniversary of the Great Heck Rail Crash will be remembered with commemorative events taking place at Newcastle upon Tyne Central Railway Station, the Great Heck Memorial . . . → Read More: 20th Anniversary of the Great Heck Rail Crash

Chief Constable Paul Crowther retires

Chief Constable Paul Crowther CBE

Last week the Chief Constable, Paul Crowther, retired from BTP after 40 years of service.

All at BTPHG wish Paul a happy and productive retirement.

A presentation was held on 5th February at FHQ to mark the occasion.

Photos and . . . → Read More: Chief Constable Paul Crowther retires

Annual General Meeting 2021

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak we will be unable to hold our Annual General Meeting as we would normally do in March. Therefore we are going to have to do things a lot differently this year. In line with the Constitution the committee have agreed to hold it via email. (Full . . . → Read More: Annual General Meeting 2021

New Book

Another new BTP related book has been placed on our Virtual Bookshelf.

This time from our very own Secretary, Bill Rogerson M.B.E.

Old Bill

Old Bill’s Tales of the Railway Old Bill Forty Nine Years of Working for the British Transport Police (1971 – 2020)

Description:

“Interested in the . . . → Read More: New Book

DCC Hanstock awarded Queen’s Police Medal in 2021 New Year Honours List

DCC Adrian Hanstock

The Deputy Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP) has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2021 New Year Honours for his substantial contribution to UK policing over a 37-year career and his unwavering focus on keeping more than 3 billion . . . → Read More: DCC Hanstock awarded Queen’s Police Medal in 2021 New Year Honours List

New Entry in the Virtual Bookshelf

Today, we have a new book on our virtual bookshelf, just a reminder that we already have quite a collection on the shelf, but we are always looking for new entries.

 

Operation Cabinet

OPERATION CABINET – The Inside Story

by Paul Kenyon

Paul Kenyon tells the . . . → Read More: New Entry in the Virtual Bookshelf

Season’s Greetings

Okay, so perhaps not so merry a Christmas this year, but nevertheless a seasonal greeting from all of us at the BTPHG 🌲. And let’s look forward to a much happier New Year!