BTPA appoints new Assistant Chief Constable

BTPA today appointed Paul Beasley as a new Assistant Chief Constable for British Transport Police.

Mr Beasley joins British Transport Police from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), and fills the vacancy created when Paul Crowther was appointed BTP’s Deputy Chief Constable last year.

“The panel had a strong list of first-rate candidates to select from, and I am delighted to have chosen Paul,” said Millie Banerjee, BTPA Chairman. “His experience and calibre will prove particularly useful as we drive forward our programme of efficiency savings and ensure value for the rail industry’s money. I welcome him warmly to British Transport Police.”

At HMIC, Mr Beasley led on developing a programme to inspect the monetary value of police forces in England and Wales. He has thirty years of experience in the police service, most recently at Northumbria Police as Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for crime and intelligence.

Chief Constable Andy Trotter welcomed the appointment, saying: “I am really pleased Paul has been appointed by the Authority. Paul is a highly experienced and respected detective who has dealt with serious crime, counter terrorism and CBRN incidents. He has considerable knowledge and understanding of the strategic issues we face from his time at HMIC and he will be a great asset for BTP. “I look forward to him to joining BTP shortly.”

Mr Beasley will initially hold the Protective Services portfolio of responsibilities in BTP’s Strategic Command Team.

For more information contact

Michael Daventry
British Transport Police Authority
Tel: 020 7383 5678
Email: [email protected]

About the BTPA

BTPA is an independent body of that oversees the British Transport Police. It is composed of 15 members who represent the rail operators and passengers. It maintains the force’s budget, allocates resources and makes senior appointments to the force. For more information, visit

British Transport Police is the specialist, national police service for Britain’s railways. It deals with major and minor crime, disorder and incidents, and covers the rail system in England, Wales and Scotland. Its police officers, Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables and support staff are recruited and trained like those of local forces and have the same powers.