David Roney, Superintendent, Counter Terrorism, British Transport Police (BTP)

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David Roney, Superintendent, Counter Terrorism, British Transport Police (BTP)

  1. 1. Securing and Policing Britain’s Transport Hubs David Roney Superintendent, Counter Terrorism British Transport Police (BTP)
  2. 2. British Transport Police Supt. David Roney
  3. 3. 1.3 Billion Journeys 1.1 Billion Journeys LUL 2804 Stations 10,253 Miles of Track. 3,500 Poliec/PCSOs Interaction with 52 Police Forces
  4. 4. Vulnerability • • • • • Open space - Accessible Economic Imperative No compulsory identity checks No compulsory luggage checks Transient community
  5. 5. Risks to UK network • Bomb Threats • Unattended Items • Deliberate Hoaxes • Over Reaction • Terrorist Attacks
  6. 6. Aim • Keeping the Railway – Safe & Secure – Moving
  7. 7.          BTP CT Strategy Reduce Risk Deter Terrorists Reassure Public & Staff Minimise Disruption Resilient Response Prompt Resolution Combine CT & Crime Tcatics Hostile Environment Consequence Management
  8. 8. History • PIRA/INLA – Warnings – 10p Terrorism • 9/11 Game Changer • Current Threat – AQ Inspired – Lone Actor – Simple
  9. 9. HOT • Hidden • Obvious • Typical Categorisation • Cat 1 • Cat 2
  10. 10. Counter Terrorism Support Unit
  11. 11. CTSU Vision Statement To Deter, Disrupt and Detect Terrorism and Crime on the Railway Network, Providing Reassurance to our Communities, the Travelling Public and our Colleagues.
  12. 12. CTSU • • • • • • • • Specialist Response Capability Armed Patrols Specialist Dog Assets High Visibility Policing Training Delivery Policy & Liaison Partnerships & Engagement Linked to Special Branch and National CT Assets
  13. 13. Specialist Response Officers • Unattended Items • Loose materials and white powders • Unattributable odours • Profiling
  14. 14. Armed Policing • • • • Launched February 2012 MTFA Threat 9 locations 4 Additional Locations April 2014
  15. 15. Explosive Search Dogs • Proactive and Passive Detection • Defensive and RVP Search • High Profile Patrol and Passenger Screening • Trial and Testing
  16. 16. General Purpose Dogs • • • • Football/Events Crime Metal Theft General patrolling and Tasking
  17. 17. Counter Terrorism Support Unit • Provides Armed Patrol capability • Ability to deploy unarmed to support CT Policing • Ability to deploy unarmed to support other policing operations
  18. 18. Special Movements Section • Escort - - “Protected” VIP’s Government Ministers Royal Family Visiting Diplomats • Royal Train
  19. 19. Griffin & Argus • Nationwide • Railway Specific • Bespoke to Your Needs
  20. 20. The Future • Fit for Purpose – Old – New – Emerging • Dog Project • Future Proofing • Engagement
  21. 21. Questions?

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