British Transport Police needs you! ….

Posted on June 20th, 2010, by The Chairman

We work closely with British Transport Police (BTP) to assist with security on our lines.

Below is an adaptation of a press release from BTP. If you feel you can assist in the ways outlined, please let BTP know.

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BTP, the national police force for the railways, is looking for enthusiastic volunteers in North West England to help form a vital link between police officers and local communities.

During the past few months BTP in the North West has undergone something a structural overhaul with the introduction of neighbourhood policing across the region. This follows a hugely successful pilot of the scheme in Manchester, Southport and the Wirral which has seen a reduction in many types of crime as well as improved passenger and rail staff satisfaction.

With neighbourhood policing in operation across the North West, BTP officers and staff will be working alongside local communities and businesses to identify and deal with problems which have an effect on the wider railway environment.

For this to operate effectively, BTP needs committed volunteers to provide a key link back to the community and is now actively looking for people who are interested in their local railway and who would be willing to devote some time to making it a better place for all. Tasks could include attending community meetings, raising local issues and liaising with partner agencies to help develop solutions.

No contribution is too small and BTP is grateful for any assistance the public can offer.

If you are interested in becoming a BTP volunteer, please contact Cath Hodgetts at catherine.hodgetts@btp.pnn.police.uk or write to British Transport Police, Suite 2b, 1 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3BE. In all correspondence please state your preferred station of work and include your full name and contact details.

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