Now train cops get support officers on the railways
A 12-MONTH pilot scheme has started on London’s Overground’ orbital rail network for uniformed transport officers to ride the trains to deter antisocial yobs threatening passengers and making them feel unsafe or intimidated
A 12-MONTH pilot scheme has started on London's 'Overground' orbital rail network for 20 uniformed transport officers to ride the trains.
The aim is to deter antisocial yobs threatening passengers and making them feel unsafe or intimidated.
The new team in time will have legal powers to issue fines for disorder and anti-social behaviour such as daubing graffiti, causing criminal damage or littering.
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London Rail managing director Ian Brown said: "We know that the fear of crime remains for many Londoners.
"The trial of 'travel safe' officers will add to the existing transport police patrols on the network and add to the security at stations."
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The new team patrolling London Overground is working with transport police neighbourhood teams already patrolling the 'Overground' network as an extra deterrent to yobs.