This British Transport Police Neighbourhood Policing strategy outlines our commitment to ensuring that Neighbourhood Policing is a fundamental part of operational policing on the railway network.
We are committed to embedding the National Police Chief Council's guidelines in relation to Neighbourhood Policing, which has a set of overarching principles all aiming to reduce crime.
We aim to:
Engage with local communities
Solve community problems in relation to crime
Target criminal activity
Develop the ways in which we share learning between forces
Continue to develop, train and support our officers and staff
Further build and strengthen our analytical capability
Promote a culture of trust and confidence
The focus of our policing strategy is to work with local partners and communities to tackle the crimes and incidents which have the most impact on the confidence of those who travel on or use the railway network. We’ll achieve this by ensuring that Neighbourhood Policing is a key part of delivering the policing plan.
This strategy sets out a series of principles to reduce crimes and calls to service. It takes into account the current patronage levels of the railway network as a consequence of the pandemic and is future-proofed for the introduction of Great British Railways. Within the set of overarching principles, there may be slight nuances with the delivery of the principles, based on local requirements and needs.
Due to the unique specialism of British Transport Police, there are stations across the railway network with an enhanced Neighbourhood Policing presence formed by dedicated teams at our busiest and most challenging locations.