Our divisional commanders give us their thoughts on how their officers are policing Britain's railways, and the challenges they face.
B Division – Chief Superintendent Martin Fry
London and the South East
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 Institute.
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.
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 colleagues.
Allan joined us 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 superintendent.
I am delighted to be your divisional commander having started in Scotland and now returning after 12 years in other parts of the Force.
I will continue to improve divisional performance around the fantastic results to date and make the necessary changes needed to modernise and get even better.
Eddie joined us in 1993 and held various posts at Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as working in various police operations, training and spending three years at the Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency. Prior to being our divisional commander for Scotland, Eddie worked in Carlisle, Liverpool and Manchester predominately as chief inspector, operations before moving onto Leeds as the sub divisional commander for Pennine.