Robin Smith appointed as Assistant Chief Constable

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is pleased to announce that Robin Smith has been appointed to the vacant Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) role at the British Transport Police (BTP)Robin will be joining the Force from Sussex Constabulary, where he was temporary Deputy Chief Constable, on 19 September.

He has more than 30 years’ policing experiencing, including ACC at Sussex Police, where his roles included responsibility for the Local Policing and Crime portfolio, Head of Operations for Surrey and Sussex and Head of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Robin is also a former Divisional Commander at Gatwick Airport and is a Strategic Firearms Commander and Gold Public Order Commander.

He had previously been the NPCC lead for Local Policing and Crimestoppers and is a director and trustee for The Gurney Fund for Police Orphans.

Esther McVey, Chair of the British Transport Police Authority, said: “I am delighted to announce Robin’s appointment to the Force. He brings with him a wide range of relevant experience gained in a territorial police force and I look forward to the fresh perspective he will bring.”

Robin said: “I feel very privileged and excited about my new role. BTP has an enviable reputation and I look forward to working closely with the executive team, officers, staff, partners, stakeholders and the BTPA to deliver the very best service to the public.”

British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther said: “I am very much looking forward to working alongside Robin, who brings with him a wealth of expertise and knowledge from his time with Sussex. I know he will be a valuable addition to the Force as we move forward, facing new challenges and working to keep the travelling public safe.”