Partner organisations

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British Transport Police Authority

British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is an independent body that oversees the work we do and holds us to account on behalf on the railway community.

Read more about the BTPA.

For more information, please visit the BTPA publication scheme


Independent Police Complaints Commission

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales. It is independent, making its decisions entirely independently of the police, government and complainants.

Police Investigations & Review Commissioner

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is an independent organisation not connected to the police.  Our service is free and impartial. 

The role of the PIRC is to undertake independent investigations into the most serious incidents involving the police and to provide independent scrutiny of the way police bodies operating in Scotland respond to complaints from the public. 

Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service is the Government Department responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales.

Our mission is to deliver justice through the independent and effective prosecution of crime, fostering a culture of excellence by supporting and inspiring each other to be the best we can.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is Scotland’s prosecution service. We receive reports about crimes from the police and other reporting agencies and then decide what action to take, including whether to prosecute someone. We also look into deaths that need further explanation and investigate allegations of criminal conduct against police officers.

Information Commissioner’s Office

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

Ask the Police and Ask the Police Scotland

The Ask the Police website, an official police resource, has been developed to reduce the number of non-emergency calls to police forces. Members of the public can access an extensive bank of police based frequently asked questions.


Stonewall is a charity in the United Kingdom, working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. British Transport Police are ranked 68th in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2013, the definitive list of Britain's most gay-friendly workplaces. The rankings showcase the achievements of employers submitting to the Workplace Equality Index.