BTPA seek new Deputy Chief Constable for the British Transport Police

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) are seeking to appoint a new Deputy Chief Constable for the British Transport Police (BTP).

BTPA Chair Ron Barclay-Smith said: “The search for a new Deputy Chief Constable comes at an exciting and challenging time for BTP. The past year has seen the Force operate in an environment unlike any it has known before, and it has risen admirably to the challenge. The Force, along with its rail industry partners, has demonstrated its commitment and resilience to work with local communities to keep passengers and rail staff safe as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

“Unprecedented circumstances have resulted in us extending our existing strategy by a further year, to end in 2022. By joining the organisation at this vital juncture, the newly appointed Deputy Chief Constable will be an active member of BTP’s leadership team helping to develop a brand new three-year 2022-2025 strategy which will help shape the future of the Force.”

View the candidate pack here and visit the GatenbySanderson website to apply.

Applications close on 10 May 2021.

BTPA launches refreshed Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022 and Policing Plan 2021/2022

The past year has seen the British Transport Police (BTP) operate in an environment unlike any it has known before, and it has risen admirably to the challenge. BTP, along with its rail industry partners, rightly prioritised being visible on the network and keeping passengers and rail staff safe as the Covid-19 pandemic continued to evolve. These unexpected circumstances led us to extend our existing strategy, which covered the period 2018-2021, by a further year, in accordance with Section 55 of The Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003.

I am therefore pleased to issue this refreshed Strategy for policing Britain’s railways which updates and extends our existing plans to 2022 and informs our Policing Plan for 2021-22. This document restates our vision, mission and objectives, outlines the significant progress achieved in terms of the current strategy and incorporates our updated ambitions and the activities planned for the next 12 months.


Ron Barclay-Smith




BTPA welcomes new British Transport Police Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) welcomes Lucy D’Orsi as newly appointed Chief Constable at British Transport Police (BTP) as she takes up the post today.

BTPA Chair, Ron Barclay-Smith, says “We are delighted to have Lucy join today as Chief Constable and are looking forward to working closely with her on the many critically important initiatives that BTP engages in to keep Britain’s rail passengers and staff safe and protected. Lucy’s extensive experience and valuable insight position her well for this role, ably supported by her fellow officers and colleagues at BTP.

Lucy joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1992. She has extensive experience working across multiple London boroughs and held the role of Commander East London. Lucy was previously Counter Terrorism Policing’s Senior National Coordinator for Protective Security and Preparedness and has worked closely with UK businesses, UK military and International law enforcement agencies.

Lucy will provide effective leadership to a large, dispersed workforce of over 5,000 police officers and staff across England, Scotland and Wales, as well as leading constructive partnerships with the Department for Transport, the devolved administrations and the Rail Industry across Britain.”



Adran Gymraeg gwefan y BTPA yn cael ei hadolygu

Ar hyn o bryd rydym yn adolygu adran Gymraeg gwefan yr Awdurdod Heddlu Trafnidiaeth Prydeinig (BTPA). Yn ystod y cyfnod hwn, ni fydd yr adran Gymraeg ar gael ac rydym yn edrych ymlaen at gael rhannu’r wefan newydd ar ôl i ni orffen ein diweddariadau.

Er mwyn cael cymorth, cysylltwch â ni:

Trwy’r post:
British Transport Police Authority
25 Camden Road

E-bost: b[email protected]

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BTPA yw’r corff annibynnol sy’n gyfrifol am sicrhau bod llu heddlu effeithlon ac effeithiol ar gyfer gweithredwyr rheilffyrdd, eu staff a’u teithwyr. Mae ei ddyletswyddau a’i swyddogaethau yn debyg i rai Awdurdod Heddlu’r Alban neu gomisiynydd heddlu a throseddu yng Nghymru a Lloegr, ond mae’n goruchwylio llu sy’n gyfrifol am blismona ardal lawer ehangach – rheilffyrdd Prydain.



Recognition of service and farewell – BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther

The British Transport Police Authority thanks British Transport Police’s outgoing Chief Constable, Paul Crowther, for his dedication over his 40 years of continuous service. Paul has had an outstanding career and we recognise his huge contribution to keeping Britain’s railways safe. For many of those who have worked alongside Paul over the years he will be remembered for his pride in, commitment to and unwavering support for the men and women at BTP. Examples of lengthy and dedicated public service such as Paul’s are as impressive as they are rare.

We wish him well in his retirement and all the best going forward in any new endeavours.

Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock takes on the Chief Constable responsibilities from 8 February, pending the arrival of new Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi from the Metropolitan Police.