Andy Trotter to relinquish appointment

New Chief Constable recruitment

Andy Trotter OBE QPM is to relinquish his appointment as Chief Constable BTP after 44 years of distinguished service in policing.

The Authority is therefore seeking to recruit a replacement with effect from 1 September 2014.

Can you work with the British Transport Police Authority to enable the industry to deliver a safe secure and expanding transport system for passengers, staff and freight?

We seek a Chief Constable with imagination, energy and intellect, capable of innovation, to lead the Force.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Authority to build on the strong performance of the British Transport Police, consistently delivering value for money and developing the Force such that it is regarded as the partner of choice by the rail industry, Transport for London and other passenger transport executives.

An understanding of the economic and operational imperatives that drive the industry together with passenger and freight customer requirements is essential.

A successful candidate, will, whilst maintaining the integrity of the office of constable, demonstrate the ability to lead the Force to take a risk based approach and readily exercise wide discretion in the use of their powers to keep the railways running and the passengers and staff safe.

The Authority will appoint on merit following an open and fair process.

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Applications for this position closed at 5pm on Friday 31st January 2014.

Contact information

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Lucy Yasin on 020 7383 3844 or email [email protected].

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of community.

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.