In the Media

Rail network CSOs using handcuffs

PUBLISHED May 12, 2005

Civilian community support officers (CSOs) attached to British Transport Police have become the first in England and Wales to use handcuffs.

About 160 CSOs patrolling trains and stations were issued handcuffs last month and have used them several times.
CSOs can use "reasonable force" to detain people for up to 30 minutes.