Divisional Commanders

Our divisional commanders give us their thoughts on how their officers will be policing Britain's railways, and the challenges they face

B Division – Chief Superintendent Martin Fry

London and the South East

Martin Fry“On B Division we continue to focus our attention on maintaining a safe environment for everyone who travels or works on the rail and tube network. Together with our stakeholders from across the industry, we are determined to tackle the issues that matter most – reducing crime, minimising delays and improving the passenger experience.

Incidents that disrupt services can cause real problems for Industry partners and inconvenience for the public, especially in London and the South East with the highest concentration of journeys in the UK and rapidly increasing passenger numbers. That’s why reducing disruption is one of our key priorities.

Another priority is to improve passenger confidence by ensuring our officers are as visible as possible and are in the right places at the right time.”

Chief Superintendent Fry joined the police service in 1977, he has a degree in policing and police studies from Portsmouth University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

His previous senior roles within BTP have included Head of Professional Standards, Area Commander for London North and, more recently, the Head of Crime during which he led on a number of major investigations and covert policing operations.

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C Division – Chief Superintendent Allan Gregory

South West, Wales, Midlands and the North

Allan Gregory

"It is my aim to develop and continue the high level of commitment and expertise to enable us to play our full part in meeting performance objectives and getting the job done right first time, every time.

“I look forward to working with industry partners to continue to make the rail network as safe and secure as possible for the public and our network colleagues.”

Allan joined us in 1992 in Wolverhampton. He has served throughout the West Midlands, in Liverpool and Manchester, and as staff officer to the Chief Constable before his promotion to Chief Inspector, West Midlands Sector in 2006. In 2012 he was promoted to Superintendent.

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D Division – Chief Superintendent John McBride


John McBride

“We've set challenging targets following close consultation with our industry partners. The changes the Force is going through will see more frontline officers and new innovative ways of working will ensure Scotland’s rail network and its users can get home everyday, safe, secure and on time.”

John McBride is currently the divisional commander for Scotland.

Prior to this John was Superintendent Operations in Scotland where he was responsible for day-to-day policing operations across the rail network.

Throughout 2012 John was the National Coordinator for metal theft in the UK, leading a national programme of activity by police, law enforcement agencies and other partners to reduce metal theft. He worked closely with European colleagues to raise awareness and share good practice across EU member states.

Previously John was the operational lead for metal theft managing performance and investigations across the rail network and developing the newly-established Fusion Intelligence Unit, an innovative police and industry collaboration to share and analyse information and intelligence.

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