The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has appointed Allan Gregory as the new BTP Assistant Chief Constable for Network Policing.
Allan has been an officer with the British Transport Police since 1992 and has worked across the West Midlands, Liverpool and Manchester. In 2012, he was promoted to Superintendent of the Wales and Western Area, and was Chief Superintendent for C Division for five years after that. Since August 2021, Allan has been the Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Network Policing, responsible for local policing, performance, response, volume crime investigation, neighbourhood policing and stakeholder engagement across England, Scotland and Wales.
Chair of the BTPA, Ron Barclay-Smith, said: “We are delighted to announce Allan Gregory as the permanent appointment in the ACC role – a job he has been doing for a while now with impressive results. I can’t imagine anyone more fitting for this role, considering Allan’s passion for policing that serves the rail community, staff and passengers. Allan is a natural problem-solver, and I have witnessed how much he really cares about the job. He is a real asset to BTP and I wish him every success in the new role.”
BTP ACC Allan Gregory said: “I am incredibly proud to be appointed as ACC for Network Policing. This is a great time to be working in BTP given the amount of opportunity available. Policing is always challenged by demand and I am hugely motivated by the opportunities available to us all through crime prevention and collaboration. I’m also focussed on continuing to develop our Neighbourhood Policing offer. Above all, policing is about trust and legitimacy, and our recently launched Police Race Action Plan will take energy and commitment if we are to make the necessary difference.”
The appointment of BTP Chief Officers is the responsibility of Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Transport.