Our chief officers make up our strategic command team. Together,
they oversee every aspect of our force.
Chief Constable Paul Crowther, OBE
Appointed Chief Constable in March 2014, Paul joined BTP in
1980 and has experience in uniformed and CID posts.
As Chief Constable, he is responsible for the overall command,
direction and control of the force.
He is the national police lead for the Metal Theft Task
Force, for which he was recently appointed an
OBE, as well as suicide prevention and CCTV. Paul also
leads for the Association of Chief Police Officers on metal theft
and digital forensic triage.
Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock
DCC Hanstock was appointed Deputy Chief Constable of
British Transport Police 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.
DCC Hanstock 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
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Newton
Mark Newton was
appointed Assistant Chief Constable in April 2014 where his
portfolio includes B Division and Crime. In May 2012, Mark was
appointed T/ACC in charge of Corporate Resources and he has
previously held the position of Chief Superintendent to the London
Since Mark joined BTP in 2001 he has also held a variety of
investigative and operational roles both within the London Areas
(pre-restructure) and FHQ.
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Thomas
Steve heads up BTP’s Operations Department where
he has responsibility for our English and Welsh Territorial
Policing Areas, Response, Crime & Investigation, Intelligence,
Counter Terrorism, Firearms, Dogs, Event Planning, Fatalities
Management, Stop and Search and Suicide Prevention.
Steve joined BTP from Greater Manchester Police in 2007, to head
up the London and 2012 Olympic Games portfolio, as well as being
the Department for Transport Cross-Modal Lead for Transport
Security for The Games.
Assistant Chief Constable David McCall
David joined us in March 2004 from the former Strathclyde
Police as our Assistant Chief Constable for Scotland.
He headed up BTP’s policing operation for the G8 summit in
Gleneagles the Pope’s visit to Scotland in 2010. He was also
responsible for producing the Force's first Race Equality Scheme.
He has overall responsibility for the Scottish Division and also
oversees misconduct hearings, crime recording and control rooms as
well as chairing the Force’s Service Improvement Board and
Integrity and Compliance Board.