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

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

Lucy D’Orsi announced as new BTP Chief Constable

DAC Lucy D’Orsi

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) have announced that Lucy D’Orsi has been appointed as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP). She will take up her appointment early in the New Year.

Lucy is currently the Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) for Specialist . . . → Read More: Lucy D’Orsi announced as new BTP Chief Constable

The Railway Dogs Benevolent Fund

The Railway Dogs Benevolent Fund logo

The Railway Dogs Benevolent Fund was launched recently and we have now added their website to our links page.

“For over 100 years, police dogs have served alongside officers to protect the public. Years spent chasing criminals, detecting drugs and searching for . . . → Read More: The Railway Dogs Benevolent Fund

HistoryBank

You may have noticed a bit of rebranding on the site.

We’ve renamed Storybank as Historybank. It’s just a bit more descriptive, as it doesn’t just contain ‘stories’, but factual topics such as court reports and research articles.

The contents are as before, but with a better name!

. . . → Read More: HistoryBank

Paul Crowther to be next Chief Constable

Congratulations are due to the current Deputy Chief Constable, Paul Crowther, on the announcement today that he will be the next Chief Constable.

From a historical perspective, Paul will be the first Chief Constable to have served continuously with the BTP throughout his entire career since William Owen Gay was . . . → Read More: Paul Crowther to be next Chief Constable

Newly Appointed BTP History Writer

 

As with any organisation today, it is the website that is its public face and often the means by which it may be judged. In a history group especially, it is important to have information that is easy to read, easy to find and meaningful. That this website continues . . . → Read More: Newly Appointed BTP History Writer

Discover Your History

I’m pleased to report that the November edition of Discover Your History magazine has an article about the British Transport Police History Group.

Discover Your History is an exciting new-look national magazine that takes a broad look at our past – including aspects of family and social history as well . . . → Read More: Discover Your History