New Year Honours 2018

Superintendent Matthew Wratten, who led the operation to drive down theft on the London Underground and improve the service to victims has been recognised on the New Year Honours List.

He has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for Services to Policing.

Supt Wratten joined BTP as a Constable from Kent Police in 1999 and is currently based at Central London Police Station within the Justice Department.

From 2010 to 2013, BTP saw a rise in thefts on the London Underground. Working with Transport for London, Supt Wratten developed initiatives to drive down those numbers, culminating in a 17% reduction in theft in the first year alone. That equated to nearly 3,000 fewer victims.

He has also made effective changes within the Justice Department to enrich the service for victims of crime, and chairs the Force’s Independent Scrutiny Panel to ensure out of court disposals are used appropriately and proportionately.

Chief Constable Paul Crowther said: “Superintendent Wratten personifies all the qualities that make a good officer, in that he constantly drives through changes and improvements to make sure we’re doing the best we can for victims. His work in the Justice Department and commitment to ensuring the victims of crime are properly supported is particularly commendable and I’m proud to call him a member of the BTP team.”

 

Source: BTP

See: Honours, Decorations and Medals table.

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