BTP equips Special Officers with Tasers

A piece of history this week.

British Transport Police are the first police force in the UK to deploy special constabulary officers (“Specials”) in England and Wales with Taser devices.

On Friday 27 May, some BTP Specials were on duty across the country carrying Taser to . . . → Read More: BTP equips Special Officers with Tasers

ZOOM Presentation (2)


Policing the Docks: Cardiff & South Wales


Following on from our first attempt our experiment using ZOOM based presentations will see the next instalment very soon. This will take the form of a PowerPoint presentation followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion. . . . → Read More: ZOOM Presentation (2)

20th Anniversary: Potters Bar Railway Accident

Flowers laid at the Potters Bar Memorial, 10.05.2022.


This week saw the 20th anniversary (10th May 2002) of the railway accident at Potters Bar. This horrific incident killed seven people and injured more than 70 others.

BTP officers and staff attended in large numbers. Many of those in . . . → Read More: 20th Anniversary: Potters Bar Railway Accident

A Date for the Diary

On Thursday 13th October 2022 the British Transport Police History Group (BTPHG) will be holding an Open Day at Euston BTP Station.

The day will provide an opportunity for BTPHG Members, members of the Force, invited guests, members and staff of the BTPA and BTP Support Groups . . . → Read More: A Date for the Diary

Baedeker Air Raid commemoration

Baedeker Raid commemoration

On Friday 29th April 2022, a plaque was unveiled to commemorate those who died at York Railway Station during the Baedeker Air Raid eighty years ago.

PC Robert Smith and William Milner (Station Foreman) are named on the plaque.

After the unveiling a . . . → Read More: Baedeker Air Raid commemoration