The Integration of the British Transport Police in Scotland into Police Scotland

Closed 24 Aug 2016

Opened 29 Jun 2016

Published Responses

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Overview

This consultation paper sets out proposed arrangements to integrate the British Transport Police in Scotland into Police Scotland. It invites views on how we can ensure a smooth transition towards integration; ensure railway policing in Scotland is subject to appropriate oversight by the Scottish Parliament; and maintain the specialist skills, knowledge and experience of our railway police officers.

What happens next:

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us reach a decision. We aim to issue a report on this consultation process soon.

Comments:

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please email them to: btpprogramme@gov.scot

We welcome your views on any or all of the issues covered by this paper.

Why We Are Consulting

The focus of this consultation paper is to invite views on how best to achieve the integration of the British Transport Police in Scotland into Police Scotland. This consultation will inform draft legislation to be introduced to the Scottish Parliament in due course. We are also inviting views on the future governance of railway policing and how that may fit in with the strategic and local policing plans of the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland.

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Public Safety and Emergencies
  • Transport