About us

We police Britain’s railways, providing a service to rail operators, their staff and passengers across the country. We also police the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, the Midland Metro tram system, Croydon Tramlink, Sunderland Metro, Glasgow Subway and Emirates AirLine. Six million people use the rail network every day and we're here to keep you safe and help you feel secure on your journey.

Our vision, mission and values

BTP officer with rail staff

We aim to keep you safe on your journey and make you feel secure. Our officers follow our vision, mission and values so we can provide the best possible service.

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Some key facts

Police officers 2,972
Crime reduction over last year 8%
Cable crime reduction over last year 40%

Our strategy and plans

BTP Police Community Support OfficerWe work within a strategic policy to ensure we provide the best service for the public and value for money for the train operating companies who fund us. Every year we publish our policing plans that detail how we will meet the objectives outlined in our strategic policy.

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Our structure

Our structure

We've made the most radical changes to our policing structure in years. Find out how we intend to provide more frontline officers to cope with the demands of an expanding railway industry.

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Our people

Paul Crowther

Hear from our chief constable and find out more about our structure.

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Our history


Visit our history pages to find out more about the UK's oldest force.

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Applying to be a volunteerWhat our volunteers do and how you can join us.

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Community We have a host of community engagement schemes running.

More about BTP in the community