► PC Jasbir Bathal

With 13 years of service under his belt Jasbir Bathal describes his personal and professional journey as a Police Constable on the beat at Birmingham New Street, the busiest station outside of London.BTP

 

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My decision to explore a career in policing came from wanting to challenge myself, interact with people and feel I was doing something really worthwhile.

Finishing university with an honours degree in European Business Studies allowed me to work across a range of industries in managerial positions, which was interesting but ultimately failed to provide the challenge I was looking for.

I began to look into policing and then focused on BTP. It took time to research and understand how the organisation operates within the wider railway industry and what kind of challenges serving officers may have to face. Now, with over a decade’s experience and being given a host of opportunities, I wouldn’t hesitate in encouraging others to join.

While being based at New Street, I’ve trained as a drugs field tester, learnt advanced interviewing techniques, specialised in advanced driving and public order. I’ve come face to face with EDL supporters, sped around the Midlands - blue lighting to incidents and had a stint in CID. No two days are ever the same.

I’m also a part-qualified Police Sergeant and have been fortunate to work both in response and neighbourhood policing teams. I am surrounded by a great group of people and managers who are incredibly supportive of my career aspirations.

Most importantly I’m a dad to two little girls and I’d like to instil in them the same values we work to here at BTP - integrity and respect.

I’m really proud to be a BTP Officer.

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