British Transport Police
HMICFRS inspects the British Transport Police (BTP) when we are commissioned to do so by the Minister of State for Transport.
BTP has responsibility for policing the rail network throughout Great Britain, so HMICFRS has worked collaboratively with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Scotland to produce a single report that covers its whole jurisdiction.
An inspection of British Transport Police’s ability to minimise disruption on the rail network – 27 April 2020
In April 2018, we were commissioned by the Minister of State for Transport to inspect BTP and assess the force’s ability to work with the rail industry to minimise disruption on the network. It focused on disruption issues related to policing such as trespass, fatalities, vandalism, cable theft and level crossings.
This report describes the findings following an inspection of BTP custody facilities. The inspection was conducted jointly by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and HMICFRS.
In October 2016, HMICFRS was commissioned by the Under Secretary of State for Transport to inspect the effectiveness of the BTP using the methodology set out in HMICFRS’s autumn 2017 PEEL all-force inspection programme.
This report sits along side an inspection of the BTP’s efficiency, legitimacy and leadership, which was published in December 2017.
PEEL: Police efficiency, legitimacy and leadership – An inspection of British Transport Police – 8 December 2017
In October 2016, HMICFRS and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland were commissioned by the Under Secretary of State for Transport to inspect the efficiency, legitimacy and leadership of the British Transport Police using the methodology set out in HMICFRS’ spring 2016 PEEL all-force inspection programme.
British Transport Police – Joint inspection of custody suites – 30 September 2014
This report is one of a series on police custody inspections carried out jointly by HMIC and HMI Prisons. The inspections look at strategy, treatment and conditions, individual rights and health care. They also make a key contribution to the United Kingdom’s response to its international obligation to ensure regular and independent inspection of all places of detention.
British Transport Police – Revisiting police relationships: progress report – 18 December 2012
British Transport Police, inspection findings – 22 February 2011
British Transport Police Major Crime – 31 July 2008
British Transport Police Baseline Assessment – 31 October 2006
Please note: In July 2017 HMIC took on responsibility for fire & rescue service inspections and was renamed HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Inspections carried out before July 2017 may continue to refer to HMIC.