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  • 19 June, 2017

    Ministers urged to suspend Railway Policing Bill

    The Chairman of British Transport Police Federation has today (Monday 19 June 2017) written to Ministers imploring them to suspend the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill.

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  • 4 June, 2017

    Statement following the London attack

    Those who lost their lives and suffered serious injuries during last night's terrorist attack on London are in our thoughts today. The response of the emergency services undoubtedly prevented more lives being lost and we all owe the first responders - who showed exceptional courage and determination - a debt of gratitude.

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  • 31 May, 2017

    Chairman meets Manchester attack first responders

    This morning I paraded at Manchester BTP and spent time with some of the officers who were the first on the scene at Manchester arena last week. These same officers this morning had the opportunity to speak and share a little of their experience with the Secretary of State Chris Grayling MP. Mr Grayling was clearly moved and impressed with the response of BTP and also railway stakeholders who he thanked for their professionalism and commitment.

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  • 26 May, 2017

    Chariman's Blog for May

    My intended blog for this month had been very different. My main focus was going to be on officer welfare and how dissatisfied officers are feeling across the force. However, the events in Manchester on Monday evening have put our concerns and complaints into perspective.

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  • 23 May, 2017

    Message to our officers in Manchester

    We all looked on in shock and despair as the events in Manchester unfolded last night. This is a very difficult and traumatic time for many people and our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones in this callous attack. We hope those who have been injured make a full and speedy recovery.

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  • 23 May, 2017

    Support for colleagues following the Manchester attack

    We are all shocked and saddened by events in Manchester last night. These are the sorts of incidents we train for but hope we will never experience.

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  • 16 May, 2017

    Important information on the BTP Expenses Policy

    British Transport Police Federation has serious concerns following the publication of guidance notes on Overnight Expenses and Fuel Allowance.

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  • 10 May, 2017

    Policing integration in Scotland is a step closer

    British Transport Police Federation has expressed 'bitter disappointment' after the Scottish Parliament approved the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill in principle after a stage one debate, and resolved to 'focus on ensuring guarantees made to members are delivered on'.

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  • 28 Apr, 2017

    Hard work or holiday: an insight into the Police Treatment Centres

    Back in February I attended Mr Crowthers wellbeing seminar at FHQ and came away with some thoughts, both positive and negative, regarding the way in which BTP currently deals with officers who are currently experiencing both physical and physiological issues:

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