Chief officers

Our chief officers make up our strategic command team. Together, they oversee every aspect of our force.

Chief Constable Paul Crowther, OBE

CC Paul CrowtherPaul Crowther was appointed Chief Constable of BTP on 1 May 2014. Prior to this he was Deputy Chief Constable responsible for Professional Standards, Strategic Development and Media and Marketing. He was also responsible for the crime portfolio in his role as Assistant Chief Constable.

Paul has a crime and operations background and has been Incident Commander at several major train crash incidents including Hatfield. He was also the Senior Investigating Officer at the Potters Bar train crash in 2001.

In 2004 Paul was appointed as Area Commander responsible for policing the London Underground, and In 2005 he was BTP’s Tactical Commander for the terrorist attacks on the 7th and 21st July, leading BTP’s operational response.

Paul is the National Police Lead for three business areas – suicide prevention, metal theft and CCTV.

In the New Years Honours 2014 he was awarded an OBE, and has 34 years of service with BTP.

Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock

DCC Adrian HanstockAdrian Hanstock was appointed Deputy Chief Constable of BTP in August 2014 and has been a chief police officer since 2011. He is an experienced leader in the fields of criminal investigation, transport and roads policing, crime and incident data integrity, risk management, organisational audit and standards. He is the national strategic lead for police use of stop and search powers.

Adrian has served in a number of areas of the country, from rural mining communities, in inner city areas and across London’s diverse boroughs. He led community and youth engagement following the riots in London in 2011 and commanded the transport policing operation for the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Assistant Chief Constable Sean O'Callaghan

ACC Sean O'CallaghanSean O'Callaghan joined the Force on Monday 25 June 2018 as ACC for Specialist Operations.

With over 25-years policing experience, Sean has held both uniform and detective posts.

He spent four-years as the Divisional Commander for West Essex Police, before taking on his previous role as Head of Learning & Development for both Kent and Essex Police. 

Sean holds qualifications across a wide variety of specialist capabilities including Strategic Firearms Commander - and was involved in national accreditation - as well achieving Public Order Gold status and being an Authorising Officer.

Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith

ACC Robin SmithRobin has more than 30 years’ policing experiencing, including a previous ACC position in Sussex Police, where he was Head of Operations and Head of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

He is also a former Divisional Commander at Gatwick Airport and is a Strategic Firearms Commander and Gold Public Order Commander.

He had previously been the NPCC lead for Local Policing and Crimestoppers.

Robin will work closely with the executive team, officers, staff, partners, stakeholders and the BTPA to deliver the very best service to the public.

Assistant Chief Constable Charlie Doyle

ACC DoyleCharlie Doyle joined us in 2017 from Surrey Police where he was Head of Transformation and Change. He has worked in a wide range of operational roles since 1988 including Head of Response Policing Contact and Specialist Operations.

Charlie has extensive experience of shaping and improving frontline capabilities with a background in Neighbourhood Policing. He became temporary ACC for Surrey’s neighbourhood portfolio in 2016 after reshaping the role of neighbourhood policing in the Force.

He has also been both Divisional Commander and Superintendent Operations for North Surrey. He joins us at BTP as the ACC for Public Contact and Specialist Crime.



Rachael Etebar: Director of People and Culture


People, Safety and Wellbeing, Cultural Change, Diversity and Inclusion, Internal Engagement, Chief Officer Representative (RPMI Pension Committee).





Tracey Martin: Director of Finance and Commercial Services


Professional adviser to the Chief Constable (as Additional Accounting Officer) on all financial matters, holds the financial reins of the organisation ensuring resources are used wisely to secure positive results. Identifies funding and commercial opportunities and drives income generation.