British Transport Police
Come and meet British Transport Police on stand A70 in the Government Zone. They will have their firearms team and the Specialist Response Unit (SRU) on the stand, alongside the Citizens in Policing team. Plus, catch one of the live demonstrations taking place across both days:
|Tue 26 Sept||Wed 27 Sept|
|11:00 - Armed Intervention||11:00 - Armed Intervention|
|11:30 - SRU Suspicious Package Assessment||11:30 - SRU Suspicious Package Assessment|
|14:00 - Armed Intervention||14:00 - Armed Intervention|
|14:30 - SRU Suspicious Package Assessment||14:30 - SRU Suspicious Package Assessment|
|16:00 - Armed Intervention|
|16:30 - SRU Suspicious Package Assessment|
Specialist Response Unit
The Specialist Response Unit (SRU) is a unique resource within British policing. These officers are trained to respond to potential CBRN incidents with specialist equipment capable of detecting and assessing powders, liquids and gases, in addition to the X-Ray of suspicious packages. They are the first responders to suspicious items and are at the forefront of determining the appropriate subsequent emergency services response to potential explosive and CBRN incidents.
Officers from the British Transport Police Armed Policing Unit deploy across the rail network to disrupt, deter and ultimately respond to spontaneous firearms (SFI) and terrorist incidents. The team will be returning to this year’s ISE to showcase a selection of their equipment and tactics including firearms, less lethal devices and door entry apparatus. Firearms officers will be demonstrating intervention techniques during the exhibition and will be available to discuss the role Armed Policing plays in enhancing station security across the UK rail network.