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The Safer Transport West Yorkshire
parthership has recruited a dedicated police sergeant to make
public transport even safer, by driving down incidents of crime and
Safer Transport West Yorkshire is a partnership between West
Yorkshire Police, the Integrated Transport Authority (ITA), Metro
and bus companies including Arriva, First Buses, Stagecoach and
As part of the new partnership, Sergeant Rachel Claughton has
been appointed as the Transport Liaison Officer.
Her full-time role will involve working with all 47 of West
Yorkshire Police's Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT), based across
the county to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour affecting the
public transport network.
Sergeant Claughton will work with the NPT's investigating
offences and will also share up-to-date information with Metro and
the bus companies thanks to the help of a dedicated analyst.
This will allow the partnership to plan pro-active operations to
tackle any potential hotspots or trends in crime or anti-social
behaviour before they have the chance to escalate.
Sergeant Claughton's role is funded by Metro and the 40 bus
companies who operate in West Yorkshire.