Chief Constable

Chief Constable Paul Crowther welcomes you to our website.

DCC Paul Crowther

Welcome to British Transport Police

The railways are a low crime environment which provide a safe way to travel, but we know it sometimes doesn’t feel like that. Our aim is to keep passengers and rail staff safe – and make them feel safe.
We work closely with rail operators to help protect passengers and rail staff and ensure the rail system is as free from crime and disorder as we can make it.
If you need us in an emergency, rail staff have direct connections to our control rooms from which we can make an immediate response. You can also call 999. We work with local police forces, so if they are closer we will ask them to attend, ensuring you get help as quickly as possible.

"We can all play a part in keeping the rail system safe"

We also have a single non-emergency number for you to contact us from anywhere in the country. It’s a Freefone number - 0800 40 50 40 - although you may be charged if you use a mobile. You can also text us on 61016 if you are unable to call.
We can all play a part in keeping the rail system safe. Whether you are a passenger or a member of rail staff, your contribution is vital. We welcome your help in reporting crime, supplying information and supporting our activities.

I hope you find the information you are looking for on our site. You can find out what your local policing team is up to, read our latest Policing Plan, look at crime statistics in your area and read about how we are tackling the issues we face.

You can also access a range of online services, download information and find contact points across the organisation.
Thank you for your interest in us and have a safe journey.

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