Published on February 7, 2008
Neighbourhood Policing: Neighbourhood Policing In the railway environment ‘SAFER STATION – SAFER JOURNEY’ Chief Superintendent Flood Neighbourhood Policing: Neighbourhood Policing Reassurance Policing + A refocus on what the industry, travelling public and stakeholders identify as issues of concern Identified Outcomes for Neighbourhood Policing: Identified Outcomes for Neighbourhood Policing Increased public confidence Increased feelings of public safety Reduction in crime and disorder Three Critical Elements: Three Critical Elements Dedicated and accountable resources with geographic ownership. Slide 5: 2. Intelligence led targeting of the issues that matter most to: Stakeholders Train Operating Companies (TOCs) Travelling public Network Rail Slide 6: The police Partner agencies TOCs/Network Rail Travelling public Stakeholders 3. Joint action by: Guiding Principles: Guiding Principles Linked to core policing Evidence based deployment Dedicated, identifiable, accessible and responsive teams Direct influence over local policing priorities Problem solving Effective engagement, communication and feedback Rigorous performance management Why Neighbourhood Policing?: Why Neighbourhood Policing? The Right People, at the Right Places, in the Right numbers, in order to create neighbourhoods that are safe and feel safe. Reduce and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. Work with partners to solve local problems experienced within a community. Improve the quality of life of people within the community. BTP Neighbourhood Policing: BTP Neighbourhood Policing Agreed ‘neighbourhoods’ – line of route, major stations Officers dedicated to a ‘neighbourhood’ Based in the agreed ‘neighbourhood’ Partnership working – PCSO’s, Special Constables, accredited staff, Rail Enforcement Officer’s (REO’s), Revenue Protection Officers (RPO’s) Links with other agencies for collaborative long term problem solving BTP Neighbourhood Policing Team: BTP Neighbourhood Policing Team PCSOs Community Volunteers Special Constables BTP Neighbourhood Officers (ring fenced) Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators RSAS Accredited Persons Industry employees Home Office Force Neighbourhood Team Slide 11: London South Area London North Area Wales & Western Area (Birmingham) Wales & Western Area (3 Valleys) North West Area North East Area Scottish Area Glasgow Central Edinburgh Waverley Manchester Liverpool Team 1 – Leeds to Micklefield Team 2 – Bradford/Shipley Cross City Line Pontypridd Swansea Cardiff/Newport Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Victoria to London Bridge Loop Lewisham & Dartford Line Team 5&6 Staff deployed to Neighbourhood Policing: Staff deployed to Neighbourhood Policing Scotland 23 ( 9% of staff) North Eastern 16 ( 7% of staff) North Western 15 ( 5% of staff) Wales and Western 48 (15% of staff) London North 55 (11% of staff) London South 36 ( 8% of staff) London Underground 209 (29% of staff) TOTAL 402 Equivalent to 15.5% of staff 7.4% (exc. LUL) *Home Office Force national average 2006 13.5% Slide 13: Scottish Area Glasgow Central: Glasgow Central Defined Geographic Area Passenger Foot Fall Unique Problems Partners: Partners Network Rail SPT Network TOCs Drug Crisis Centre City Nightclubs Children’s Trust Passenger Focus Slide 16: London South Area Slide 17: London South Area Achievements so far: London South: Achievements so far: London South Joint operations with Southeastern and Southern Trains Generated an increase in potential revenue through summons and Penalty Notices for Disorder (PND’s) Additional revenue staff due to an estimated increase in sales of 20% Increased detections – deal with signal crimes Higher visibility – local support Slide 19: Wales and Western Area Achievements so far: South Wales: Achievements so far: South Wales New Police Station at Pontypridd Unique funding arrangement 35% Reduction in overall crime in Rhondda Cynon Taff Positive feedback from passengers and staff Potential Further Benefits: Potential Further Benefits Neighbourhood Policing Provides: 1. Visible Accessible Familiar and Accountable Policing 2. The industry with joint ownership of the issues being targeted 3. Increased staff morale 4. Enhanced reputation for Operator 5. Increased ridership = increased customer base 6. Increased revenue from current customer base BTP Neighbourhood Policing Vision: BTP Neighbourhood Policing Vision A group of stations with dedicated staff Who work together to deal with issues of concern That are known to rail staff, travelling public and partnership agencies Accountable – at a local level END: END Any questions?