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 Robin Smith
Robin 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
He is also a former Divisional Commander at Gatwick Airport and
is a Strategic Firearms Commander and Gold Public Order
He had previously been the NPCC lead for Local Policing and
Robin will work closely with the executive team, officers,
staff, partners, stakeholders and the BTPA to deliver the very best
service to the public.
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Alun Thomas
Alun joined BTP from South Wales Police in the rank of Chief
Superintendent working in London as Head of Specialist
He has commanded FA cup finals, International football and
multinational state occasions.
He was awarded the First Ministers Special recognition award
for a successful NATO Summit command.