British Transport Police

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 19 January (HL4148), whether British Transport Police officers regularly patrol outside the boundaries of rail stations where people make onward journeys.

Photo of Baroness Kramer Baroness Kramer Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The British Transport Police (BTP) does not routinely patrol these areas. However, it does carry out policing beyond the railway when called upon to do so by Home Office forces or when engaging in multi-agency policing operations with a wider footprint than a rail location or when required to do so when responding to a spontaneous incident requiring an immediate police response.

More generally, the BTP works in close partnership with local Home Office policing teams, Council Street Wardens and transport organisations to share intelligence and plan patrol strategies, and on the design and execution of police operations.

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