British Transport Police - Joint inspection of custody suites - 2020
This report describes the findings following an inspection of British Transport Police custody facilities. The inspection was conducted jointly by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and HMICFRS between 6 and 16 January 2020, as part of our programme of inspections covering every police custody suite in England and Wales.
- assessed the effectiveness of custody services and outcomes for detained people throughout the different stages of detention; and
- examined the force’s approach to custody provision in relation to safe detention and the respectful treatment of detainees, with a particular focus on vulnerable people and children.
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We last inspected custody facilities in the British Transport Police in 2014.