Awareness days and community events
We regularly hold community events and awareness days so we can
advise our passengers on how to stay safe and protect themselves as
they use the railways.
These events give our officers the chance to build a
stronger relationship with passengers and the general public, while
also providing the opportunity to educate people about personal
safety and crime prevention.
Our community events
Level crossing safety – events to
highlight the importance of responsible behaviour while using a
Personal safety – officers provide
guidance about how passengers can best protect themselves and their
property from pickpockets and thieves.
Reaction to local affairs – providing support
and an increased profile around stations and on trains.
Bicycle surgery – the opportunity for officers
to offer advice and information for cyclists about how best to
secure a bike at a station, and how to mark it so we have the best
chance of finding it if it is stolen.
Property marking – events to show passengers
how they can mark and register their property in the event it is
stolen or misplaced.
School liaison officers’ visits – our
specialist officers visit schools to assist in educating children
about the dangers associated with the railways.
Scrap metal awareness – to highlight the
importance to scrap yard owners about sourcing materials
Street briefings – Officers attend a station to
provide passing passengers with information on crime statistics and
gather local opinions and crime concerns.
For information about upcoming events in your area, find your
local policing team, or follow us on Twitter @btp