Our chief officers make up our strategic command team. Together,
they oversee every aspect of our force.
Chief Constable Paul Crowther, OBE
Paul 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
Adrian 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
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Newton
Mark 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 Underground Area.
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 BTP in March 2004 from the former
Strathclyde Police as our Assistant Chief Constable for
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.