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(19/05/2017 09:56)Enviro400 Wrote:  Merseyside Police and Merseytravel have an agreement whereby warranted Police officers can travel on public transport for free, whether on duty or not. They use their warrant card as a bus pass essentially. It's partly to give something back to the officers for their public service, and partly as security for the bus, train or ferry that they're travelling on, as it's illegal for a warranted officer to ignore illegal activity even when off duty.

Digressing slightly, but does that last point refer to ignoring *any* illegal activity, or just major crimes?
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It's technically anything, but at their own discretion. It's not worth time or resources to go after somebody doing something minor that isn't harming anybody, for instance.

It'll be useful for eventualities where people kick off on the bus either at the driver or other passengers. Rare occurrences thankfully, but by increasing the likelihood of police presence, it keeps vehicles, staff and passengers that bit safer
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(19/05/2017 23:53)Enviro400 Wrote:  It's technically anything, but at their own discretion. It's not worth time or resources to go after somebody doing something minor that isn't harming anybody, for instance.

It'll be useful for eventualities where people kick off on the bus either at the driver or other passengers. Rare occurrences thankfully, but by increasing the likelihood of police presence, it keeps vehicles, staff and passengers that bit safer

Discretion is just another word for Prejudice. However, I think someone at GMP has been spying on this forum AND tracking my movements. After a couple of occasions when I've seen Travelsafe vehicles parked in Stockport Bus Station, but with no sign of Police Officers whilst volume crimes were being commited, I was amazed to pass through this afternoon, just in time to see two Officers talking to two lads who were cycling in the carriageway. Now, if they can just be around when cyclists are doing "wheelies" INSIDE the Shelters, we might be getting somewhere...........
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My mate who works at Thatto Heath has requested Travel safe officers as yesterday he spotted a bunch of kids pulling a bike off the tracks!

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(20/05/2017 20:18)T42 PVM Wrote:  My mate who works at Thatto Heath has requested Travel safe officers as yesterday he spotted a bunch of kids pulling a bike off the tracks!

Travelsafe is a GMP/TFGM initiative for Metrolink and (much lower profile) buses. Thatto Heath is in Merseyside and the (heavy) Rail industry have the (stupidly named) British Transport Police.
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