Stop and search


BTPA is responsible for informing passengers of their rights surrounding police stops at railway stations and on trains. BTPA provides scrutiny on the use of stop, search and account by British Transport Police every six months at its Performance Review Committee meetings.

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. Stop and search is a valuable policing tool which helps to keep our communities safe.

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.

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