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  • Company size
    1001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £100m to £500m
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration


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Special Constable in London, Greater London
on 25 March 2021
Special Constable
I left BTP as a London based Special earlier this year and I will have fond memories of policing around London and out in the counties. Many specials join as a stepping stone to become a full time officer, but for me it was just for policing experience. BTP did help my CV in getting a job on the railways and I have come across many regulars who have left to join the railways (a very common thing) as BTP is a close working partner of Train operating companies. I have noticed that Specials are being used more to backfill the lack of regular officers at stations, so we are being asked to do more and more. Nearly all my shifts over-run and the regulars are always grateful for our help. Juggling a full time job (40hrs a week) as a well as Special duties (min 16hrs a month) you need to be careful you dont suffer from burnout.The only main negative is some regular police officers tend to be not very welcoming to Specials, this tends to be out in the counties /further out. I would encourage anyone to join up as a special to gain insight into policing and also you will see another side of life, when dealing with suspects / vulnerable people.
Police Officer in Liverpool, Merseyside
on 12 May 2021
Rail Secuirty Guard with Police powers
Do not join this force, you will spend 90% of your time stood like a traffic cone at railway stations. HVP- High visibility Patrol is all you'll do, any incidents that happen, you'll call in the police force from the local area because your not trusted to deal with it yourself. You'll feel like a security guard in Police uniform. Some people like standing around feeling important, I'd rather be dealing with incidents and helping the public. Hence why I left and join a real police force. If your a train spotter then maybe you'll enjoy it, if not join your local force not BTP. You'll thank me later. Plus the management in BTP are awful, want you to drop your life for overtime shifts beacuse the footballs on.
Police Officer in Hull and Immingham
on 31 March 2021
An excellent work area
I enjoyed everyday working as a police officer at British Transport Police. The people I worked with were a great crowd and we were looked after by out bosses.
Police Officer in North West
on 3 December 2020
BTP (Big top productions)
The force is corrupt from top to bottom, no support what so ever, basically a glorified security guard for the railway. If you’re not bothered about family and friends join this circus if you want to see your family then don’t, the hours are shocking. What ever you do don’t get a complaint as they will do there best to throw the book at you for there own career progression. Stay clear, the chief constable over the last few years has destroyed the circus.
Police Officer in Wigan
on 5 November 2020
Great variety
Enjoyed the different aspects of Policing the railway. No different to Home Office Policing as I previously did. Down side cancelled rest days at very short notice. Sometimes felt that they were going through the motions regarding welfare and support.I miss the banter with colleagues

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