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Volunteering at this force

British Transport Police (BTP) is the national police force for the railways, providing a policing service to the railway network across England, Scotland and Wales.  We are responsible for the safety of over 2,500 railway stations, 9,800 miles of track and 1.7 billion passenger journeys per year.

BTP’s volunteering family includes Special Constables (part-time, volunteer police officers), Police Support Volunteers and Cadets.  We currently have 330 Specials, 100 volunteers and 50 cadets.

BTP’s Special Constabulary provides assistance to our regular police officers in patrolling our network, responding to calls for service, investigating crime and disorder and keeping the public safe at events.  Our Specials perform the full role of a police officer, including both general patrol and more specialist opportunities across all of Great Britain.

Our Police Support Volunteers perform a range of roles, from assisting to engage with the members of the railway community with crime prevention advice to helping out in the office with things like CCTV and administrative tasks across all of Great Britain.

Our cadet units in London and Birmingham have regular training evenings and also assist at events and interacting with the public on our network, much like volunteer cadets in other police forces.

Our complementary policing resources help BTP increase its presence across our vast network and help us more proactively help the public get home safe, secure and on time.  We are looking to expand the number of volunteers across all parts of our service, bringing additional presence, skills and enthusiasm to the service.

In general, we are looking for passionate individuals who want to make a difference to the community through helping to make a safer railway network free from crime and disruption.  We are particularly interested in people with life skills who can bring new perspectives to policing.  We welcome dedicated, responsible people from diverse backgrounds.

Police Cadet
Police Support Volunteer
Special Constable

Latest vacancies with this force

Volunteer Cadet Leaders – London – British Transport Police (BTP)

London

About

Our Volunteer Police Cadets are a voluntary uniformed youth group for those interested in...

Skills Required

Organisational Skills, Working with Young People,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Working as a Team,

Special Constabulary Volunteer – London – British Transport Police (BTP)

London

About

With hundreds of Special Officers all over the country, the BTP Special Constabulary are...

Skills Required

Administrative Skills, Office-based Experience, Social Media Skills,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Independent Working, Workplace Skills,

Scrutiny Panel Members – Leeds – British Transport Police (BTP)

Leeds

About

Volunteer panel members needed to take part in meetings designed to improve the way...

Skills Required

Remaining impartial, Understanding of hate crimes and/or domestic violence,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Making a difference,

Cycle Crime Coordinators in Bristol, Cheltenham, Reading and Oxford – British Transport Police (BTP)

Bristol, Cheltenham, Oxford, Reading

About

Volunteers in this role will help our officers to organise and promote crime reduction...

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Organisational Skills,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Promoting Crime Reduction,

Professional Standards Support – London – British Transport Police (BTP)

London

About

The Professional Standards team at Force Headquarters are looking to recruit a volunteer to...

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Social Media Skills,

Skills Gained

Making a difference, Self Confidence,

Business Development Support Volunteer – British Transport Police (BTP) – London

London

About

This role is to support the team at Force Headquarters with administration and the...

Skills Required

Administration Skills, Computer Skills,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Self Confidence, Workplace Skills,

BTP Garden Volunteer – Norwood Junction (London)

London

About

Our community garden at Norwood Junction Railway Station has been running now for over...

Skills Required

Interest in gardening and working with school children.,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Support and training,

IAG (Independent Advisory Group) Administrators (Birmingham, Cardiff) BTP

Birmingham, Cardiff

About

Administrators are wanted to support three IAGs. You’ll work closely with a member to...

Skills Required

You will need to be well organised with a mature attitude and social interactive skills to be able to deal with all age groups.,

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