British Transport Police

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st May 2019.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Conservative, Chelsea and Fulham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many British Transport Police officers there have been on the Transport for London network in each of the last five years; and how many of those officers are planned to work on the Transport for London network in (a) 2019 and (b) each of the next three years.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

The table below shows the budgeted number of British Transport Police (BTP) police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) funded by TfL for the TfL network. BTP reimburse TfL with funding for vacant posts throughout the year.

Year

Police Officer budgeted TfL establishment

PCSO budgeted TfL establishment

2015/16

775

141

2016/17

813

128

2017/18

808

126

2018/19

760

100

2019/20

759.5

100

The above data is at 1 April of each year. The data for the current year is subject to review.

The policing resource for future years is subject to negotiation between TfL, BTP and the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA).

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