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British Transport Police

#1
I'm a civvy copper, just come back to the TA after a break of a couple of years.

When I was in before I was in the Met Police - who I thought were great when it comes to time off for weekends and Camps etc; but since then I have transferred to BTP (I don't know why either?) and cant find anything on their intranet with regards to special leave etc.

Are there any other BTP / TA out there that can advise me on what I'm entitled to etc as our Area HR haven't a clue. I have been told I get two weeks special leave but also that I get nothing.

Whilst on the subject, has anyone been mobilised and how does it work with the drop to Army Pay when it comes to bills, mortgage etc.

Any help or advice much appreciated please!!!
 
#4
A Home Office Circular (can't remember which one, but it goes back to the 1980s) recommended that Chief Constables allow two weeks Special Leave for annual camp and two or three weekends for training a year. Most Home Office forces honour this, although, of course, BTP isn't strictly a Home Office force.
I suggest you contact the Chief Constable's office and ask if BTP receive (and act upon) Home Office Circulars. If they do, search the index for "Reserve Forces" and you should find it and fight your case from there.
 
#8
Join the Real Police mate - and if you want to stay in the TA, I take it you are TA, they will sh*ft you.

I was in the Met and they were Fab with time off for TA, there is a proper policy stating you get up tp an extra 19 days off a year paid. Thats the same with all Home office Forces.

BTP, because they can, ignore Home Office guidlines and give you nothing!!! I transferred across on duff advice that I retained my benifits. Now I'm in a griefy argument with FHQ over being lied to and being entitled to nothing.

The insult of it all..... They told me only civvies and PCSOs in BTPare entitled to two weeks paid Reserve Forces leave. CNUTS!!
 
#11
TSLL_2005 said:
Join the Real Police mate - and if you want to stay in the TA, I take it you are TA, they will sh*ft you.

I was in the Met and they were Fab with time off for TA, there is a proper policy stating you get up tp an extra 19 days off a year paid. Thats the same with all Home office Forces.

BTP, because they can, ignore Home Office guidlines and give you nothing!!! I transferred across on duff advice that I retained my benifits. Now I'm in a griefy argument with FHQ over being lied to and being entitled to nothing.

The insult of it all..... They told me only civvies and PCSOs in BTPare entitled to two weeks paid Reserve Forces leave. CNUTS!!
cheers for the advice mate
 
#12
Evenin,

I was looking at joining the police, I was advised by loads of serving coppers to join BTP in central London* - apparently there's loads of overtime available, new kit on tap and quite a few other bonuses as it's all getting extra funding by Transport For London. Think they needed to look good for the Olympic bid!

* Probably as they didn't want me serving with them! :D

CC_TA
 
#14
Im sorry but havent the BTP got the worst sick rate of any force in the country? I work on ze railway and we have given up with the BTP (Be There Possibly) is it true they are being rebranded Olympic Flame because they never go out? TSLL_2005 your making a good decision going back to the Met, at least they turn up when requested, granted they may overreact and bring the Parachute regiment with them to eject a fare evader from a train but as the saying goes "its better to have a gun and not need one than to need a gun and not have one"
 
#15
BTP - all t wats. Used to live next door to one - a soft, hat, mincer of a bloke who couldn't knock the skin off a rice pudding. Spent his time making everybody's life a misery with his "I'm the local copper" s hit. Rest of the time he was on the sick - lazy waste of rations. Once rang the MPs of my unit as he reckoned too much noise was coming from my gaff. K nob continued to ponce around until he got filled in (shame).

Cnut
 
#16
CC_TA said:
Evenin,

I was looking at joining the police, I was advised by loads of serving coppers to join BTP in central London* - apparently there's loads of overtime available, new kit on tap and quite a few other bonuses as it's all getting extra funding by Transport For London. Think they needed to look good for the Olympic bid!

* Probably as they didn't want me serving with them! :D

CC_TA
CC_TA, I'm wondering if they were talking about the Met Police Transport Command, which has a BTP-like role including buses, rail etc. Tpt Cmd, reportedly, gets loads of dough from the C Charge to spend on kit and courses etc.

The word on the street is that the Met will absorb London BTP in the next couple of years, like it already has with the Parks Police in town. Eventually even the City of London Police will be assimilated. Resistance is useless.

Anyway, I can confirm that the Met are pretty good about TA stuff, as the man said earlier.

V!
 
#17
Vegetius said:
CC_TA said:
Evenin,

I was looking at joining the police, I was advised by loads of serving coppers to join BTP in central London* - apparently there's loads of overtime available, new kit on tap and quite a few other bonuses as it's all getting extra funding by Transport For London. Think they needed to look good for the Olympic bid!

* Probably as they didn't want me serving with them! :D

CC_TA
CC_TA, I'm wondering if they were talking about the Met Police Transport Command, which has a BTP-like role including buses, rail etc. Tpt Cmd, reportedly, gets loads of dough from the C Charge to spend on kit and courses etc.

The word on the street is that the Met will absorb London BTP in the next couple of years, like it already has with the Parks Police in town. Eventually even the City of London Police will be assimilated. Resistance is useless.

Anyway, I can confirm that the Met are pretty good about TA stuff, as the man said earlier.

V!
Don't ne taken in by the propaganda TOCU is OK for courses but no more so than a borough.

Trotsky
 
#18
CC_TA said:
Evenin,

I was looking at joining the police, I was advised by loads of serving coppers to join BTP in central London* - apparently there's loads of overtime available, new kit on tap and quite a few other bonuses as it's all getting extra funding by Transport For London. Think they needed to look good for the Olympic bid!

* Probably as they didn't want me serving with them! :D

CC_TA
CC_TA

I work on the Underground divison and I can confirm we get all the Gucci kit, loads of overtime and an easy life. Join if you like the sound of that, but as everyone knows - its only a matter of time til we become part of the Met's TOCU.

All the gear no idea = BTP,
Real Police = Met
 
#19
balo_monkey said:
BTP - all t wats. Used to live next door to one - a soft, hat, mincer of a bloke who couldn't knock the skin off a rice pudding. Spent his time making everybody's life a misery with his "I'm the local copper" s hit. Rest of the time he was on the sick - lazy waste of rations. Once rang the MPs of my unit as he reckoned too much noise was coming from my gaff. K nob continued to ponce around until he got filled in (shame).

Cnut
Typical Railway Bill

We're not all like that
Some of us were Policemen before we joined BTP!!

(did I mention I was in the Met? 8) 8) 8) )
 
#20
Trotsky said:
Vegetius said:
CC_TA said:
Evenin,

I was looking at joining the police, I was advised by loads of serving coppers to join BTP in central London* - apparently there's loads of overtime available, new kit on tap and quite a few other bonuses as it's all getting extra funding by Transport For London. Think they needed to look good for the Olympic bid!

* Probably as they didn't want me serving with them! :D

CC_TA
CC_TA, I'm wondering if they were talking about the Met Police Transport Command, which has a BTP-like role including buses, rail etc. Tpt Cmd, reportedly, gets loads of dough from the C Charge to spend on kit and courses etc.

The word on the street is that the Met will absorb London BTP in the next couple of years, like it already has with the Parks Police in town. Eventually even the City of London Police will be assimilated. Resistance is useless.

Anyway, I can confirm that the Met are pretty good about TA stuff, as the man said earlier.

V!
Don't ne taken in by the propaganda TOCU is OK for courses but no more so than a borough.

Trotsky
Can I have a job again Please!!
 

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