Stop and search


The BTPA oversees the use of stop and search by the British Transport Police.

Stop and search is a valuable policing tool which helps to keep our communities safe. Everyone has a duty to help police officers prevent crime and catch offenders; public co-operation is essential to make sure that stop and search is used properly.

Click here for the latest guidance on stop and search from the Home Office which provides details on your rights when stopped by the British Transport Police.

The British Transport Police publishes its own stop and search data as well as stop and search guidance.