BTPA announce new Chief Constable for British Transport Police

Chairman of the British Transport Police Authority, Millie Banerjee is delighted to announce that Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther OBE has been appointed as the next Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP).

Paul Crowther has been Acting Chief Constable since January whilst the current Chief Constable, Andy Trotter OBE QPM, has been leading the Strategic Command Course at the College of Policing.

Paul joined BTP in 1980 and is the first ‘home grown’ officer to be selected for the post of Chief Constable in over 50 years.

He has been the national police lead for the Metal Theft Task Force, for which he was recently appointed an OBE, as well as suicide prevention and CCTV.

Paul has a wealth of experience of policing in the force and has served as an Inspector with the Metropolitan Police. He is expected to take over from Andy Trotter later in the year.

The Authority  paid tribute to Andy Trotter who has had a distinguished career of 45 years in the police service and was Chief Constable of BTP for five years leading the force through unprecedented success.

Paul’s appointment coincides with the launch of this year’s national Policing Plans 1 April which are the annual Force targets set by the Authority for policing Britain’s railways.

Millie Banerjee Chair of the British Transport Police Authority said:

“I am delighted to have Paul Crowther as the Force’s next Chief Constable; Paul has already demonstrated the necessary ambition for the development of the Force and the ability to implement the Authority’s strategy out to 2019.

“I look forward to working closely with him as the Authority as we continue to make strides towards delivering an effective and efficient police force.”