Are British Transport Police real police?

British Transport Police’s (BTP) officers are recruited and trained in the same way as local police officers. They have all the same powers as a Constable.

Who do BTP work with?

BTP works in partnership with the Train Operating Companies (TOCs) and Freight Operating Companies (FOCs) and other partners to tackle metal thefts on the railway. 1.3 BTP has seven policing areas; London North, London South, London Underground, North Eastern, North Western, Wales and Western and Scotland.

Why do we have British Transport Police?

Our mission is to help the millions of people who use the railways of England, Wales and Scotland get home safely and on time. We police Britain’s railways, providing a service to rail operators, their staff and passengers across the country.

What does a BTP officer do?

These are the officers you’re most likely to see at stations and on trains, providing routine patrols and operating special activities to help keep the railways safe.

Can police travel free on trains?

Police Community Support Officers (except for BTP PCSOs based outside London) can travel for free, but ONLY when on duty AND in uniform, upon production of their police staff cards.

Are BTP Crown servants?

Amending the Firearms Act 1968 Clause 102 will amend the Firearms Act 1968, bringing British Transport Police officers (and employees of the British Transport Police Authority under the control of the Chief Constable of British Transport Police), within the definition of a “Crown servant”.

Do British Transport Police get free travel?

Travel on duty All Specials are entitled to free travel on all National Rail services when on duty, whether or not they are in uniform. Entitlement to travel is granted by the warrant card which must be shown on request, even if wearing BTP uniform.

How much do British Transport Police earn?

The typical British Transport Police Police Officer salary is £39,516 per year. Police Officer salaries at British Transport Police can range from £23,011 – £46,321 per year.

Do BTP PCSOs have handcuffs?

There are four forces at present whose PCSOs are currently carrying handcuffs (BTP, Dyfed-Powys Police, North Wales Police, Merseyside Police). PCSOs are also lawfully authorised to carry CS spray and a baton when on duty, although none have yet been provided by any Chief Officer of any Police Force.

Do BTP officers get free travel?

They are NOT permitted free travel at any other time, except for MPS PCSOs and BTP PCSOs based in London, who may travel free on buses on production of their special PCSO identification card. Check with National Rail and local Train Operating Companies for the latest travel entitlements for Police.