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  • 3 Feb, 2017

    Death of our colleague, PC Steven Williams

    Our thoughts are with the family and friends of PC Steven Williams, following his sudden and unexpected death in the early hours of Monday morning.

    Steven was off duty when he got into difficulty in the sea in Brighton. He later died in hospital.

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  • 03 Feb, 2017

    Why looking after our people must be a priority

    It's a cliché but we have all joined a job where we walk towards the sorts of incidents other people walk away from. We wouldn't wish some of the things we see on our worst enemies. Yes, to a greater or lesser degree, we knew what to expect when we completed the application form but we are human....

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  • 03 February, 2017

    TAG Heuer release the Thin Blue Line watch

    Luxury watchmakers TAG Heuer have an exclusively designed, limited edition watch, to recognise the significant contribution that is made to the public services by those in policing.

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  • 27 Jan, 2017

    Chairman's blog for January

    Here we have it, my first blog in 2017 and on behalf of the Federation I would like to wish everyone in the British Transport Police a happy New Year; let's hope it's a flourishing year for us all.

    Having reported our dissatisfaction last month following the Scottish Government's publication of a draft Bill and its intention to proceed with the integration of BTP Scotland despite the publication of the consultation results, it is reassuring to report that the Scottish Justice Committee has also now invited evidence from the public.

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  • 23 Jan, 2017

    Blog: the essential role of a BTP Chaplain

    Across our force area works a small team of volunteers, quietly offering support and a listening ear to people during what are often stressful and distressing times. These individuals comfort bereaved families, offer support to railway workers and, as importantly, are a great source of welfare support to our members.

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  • 22 Dec, 2016

    The future of policing in Scotland: A further chance to have your say

    The Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee is seeking views on the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill. The Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 8 December 2016 and sets out the arrangements for transferring policing of the railways and railway property from British Transport Police in Scotland to Police Scotland.

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  • 20 Dec, 2016

    Chairman's blog for December

    Here we have it: the Chairman's Blog for December 2016. This will be the last blog for 2016 and what a year it has been with December not bucking the trend!

    The month began with a visit to FHQ for a JCC meeting with the Chief Constable. We, TSSA and the Superintendents Association were provided with updates regarding Scotland, the infrastructure review, and the Toby Harris report, before Mr Crowther then described the issues the Force is facing going forward into the New Year.

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  • 09 Dec, 2016

    Statement regarding publication of The Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill

    The Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee is seeking views on the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill. The Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 8 December 2016 and sets out the arrangements for transferring policing of the railways and railway property from British Transport Police in Scotland to Police Scotland.

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  • 06 Dec, 2016

    Open Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice

    Dear Nigel, I found our last meeting in August very informative and I appreciate the way in which you and Mr Townsend openly shared with me the concerns of your members. I am keen to continue these meetings and work together with the BTP Federationto ensure railway policing in Scotland has a strong and robust future that delivers high safety standards for the rail industry, passengers and staff; and give a triple-lock guaranteeeto secure the jobs, pay and pensions of railway policing officers and staff in Scotland.

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