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.
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Newton
Newton was appointed T/ACC in May 2012 where his
portfolio includes Corporate Resources for the Force, ensuring that
the Force is fully supported in its aim to protect and
Prior to this recent posting, Mark was the Chief
Superintendent to the London Underground area. He
has previously worked in a number of investigative and
operational roles since he joined BTP in 2001.
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.
Assistant Chief Constable Alan Pacey
With over 30 years experience at BTP, Alan took control of our
Force structure project in 2013.
He previously held the role of Assistant Chief
Constable (Territorial Policing and Crime) where he was responsible
for a variety of units including cable theft, level crossings,
covert policing and fatalities.