Each year the Authority:
- Updates its medium term strategy and annual policing plan in consultation with its stakeholders
- Ensures that BTP is adequately resourced and has a budget that reflects the strategy, plans and priorities agreed with the Chief Constable and provides value for money
- Recovers the costs of policing the network, from the rail and train operating companies who use it
- Keeps under review what happens on the ground to ensure that objectives are achieved and to inform the roll forward of the strategy and plans
To do this the Authority meets six times a year with a further out of committee session. Each meeting has a fixed agenda with specific annual decisions and approvals to be made, along with scrutiny through discussion of policing and other issues with a focus on the review of financial and performance information.