Our divisional commanders give us their thoughts on how their
officers will be policing Britain's railways, and the
challenges they face
B Division – Chief Superintendent Martin Fry
South, East and Transport for London
“On B Division we continue to focus our
attention on maintaining a safe environment for everyone who
travels or works on the rail and tube network. Together with our
stakeholders from across the industry, we are determined to tackle
the issues that matter most – reducing crime, minimising delays and
improving the passenger experience.
Incidents that disrupt services can cause real problems
for Industry partners and inconvenience for the public, especially
in London and the South East with the highest concentration of
journeys in the UK and rapidly increasing passenger numbers. That’s
why reducing disruption is one of our key priorities.
Another priority is to improve passenger confidence by
ensuring our officers are as visible as possible and are in the
right places at the right time.”
Chief Superintendent Fry joined the Police Service in 1977, he
has a degree in policing and police studies from Portsmouth
University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management
His previous senior roles within BTP have included Head of
Professional Standards, Area Commander for London North and, more
recently, the Head of Crime during which he led on a number of
major investigations and covert policing operations.
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C Division – Chief Superintendent Allan Gregory
South West, Wales, Midlands and the North
"It is my aim to develop and continue the high level of
commitment and expertise to enable us to play our full part in
meeting performance objectives and getting the job done right first
time, every time.
“I look forward to working with
industry partners to continue to make the rail network as safe and
secure as possible for the public and our network
Allan joined BTP in 1992 in Wolverhampton. He has served
throughout the West Midlands, in Liverpool and Manchester, and as
staff officer to the Chief Constable before his promotion to Chief
Inspector, West Midlands Sector in 2006. In 2012 he was promoted to
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D Division – Chief Superintendent John McBride
“We've set challenging targets following close
consultation with our industry partners. The changes the Force is
going through will see more frontline officers and new innovative
ways of working will ensure Scotland’s rail network and its users
can get home everyday, safe, secure and on time.”
John McBride is currently the divisional commander for
Prior to this John was Superintendent Operations for BTP in
Scotland where he was responsible for day-to-day policing
operations across the rail network.
Throughout 2012 John was the National Coordinator for metal
theft in the UK, leading a national programme of activity by
police, law enforcement agencies and other partners to reduce metal
theft. He worked closely with European colleagues to raise
awareness and share good practice across EU member states.
Previously John was the operational lead for metal theft
managing performance and investigations across the rail network and
developing the newly-established Fusion Intelligence Unit, an
innovative police and industry collaboration to share and analyse
information and intelligence.
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