This 3 day course examines security and policing in the unique environments that are underground, at grade and elevated railway, light railway and metro systems, together with their associated Critical Infrastructure (CI). Inter-agency delegates will examine the different models that operate around the world and will have an opportunity to consider policing and security challenges within different legal and cultural frameworks. 

Course rationale

Extensive use will be made of case studies and delegates will be encouraged to bring their own knowledge and experience into the classroom. This course is highly relevant to operators with security responsibilities and law enforcement agencies with unique and co-terminal jurisdiction over rail systems. This course also serves as a starting point for those charged with identifying and assessing associated risks, designing policing and security models for existing, new and extended systems.

Course content

  • What model of policing is appropriate for any given system and how this should be determined
  • Comparative transport policing models
  • The relationship between transport/transit/railway/police and other law enforcement agencies
  • The relationship between security and policing
  • The importance of the statutory context and the framing of specialist legislation
  • The use of Threat and Risk Assessments
  • Stakeholders and regulators
  • Rail specific crime and specialist legislation
  • The implications of a having a transient ‘population’
  • NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN INTRODUCTION TO CRIME PREVENTION OR TO THE MANAGEMENT OF SECURITY CONTRACTS.
Duration:
3 days
Campus:
Any venue suitable for the client

Entry requirements

No specific requirements for these short, un-accredited, courses but they are intended for multi-agency professionals working in the fields of surface transport and related law enforcement. All the courses will be taught in English.

Key Benefits

These courses are tightly focused on specialist areas of interest to railway, light railway and metro operators, law enforcement agencies and other professional sectors with responsibility for these systems. However, they are flexible in nature and can be adapted to suit individual client requirements. Drawing from experience from around the world attendance on these courses will provide delegates with a unique opportunity for developing their professional knowledge whilst also offering a solid introduction to subject areas that are open to further, accredited, study.