Our chief officers make up our strategic command team. Together, they oversee every aspect of our force.

Chief Constable Lucy D'Orsi

Lucy D'Orsi joined British Transport Police as Chief Constable in March 2021, from her previous position as Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations at the Metropolitan Police Service. She is also the National Police lead for Taser and Counter Drone UK capabilities.

Lucy has extensive experience of working in challenging policing environments both in London and nationally, including Royalty and Specialist Protection, Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection, Aviation Policing and Protective Security, as well as Counter Terrorism Policing’s Senior National Coordinator for Protective Security and Preparedness. She is a highly experienced Public Order Commander, having led the policing operations for the Chinese State Visit in 2015 and, more recently, the policing operations for London’s New Year’s Eve, the State Visit of the then President Trump and the NATO Summit (2019).

In her role as Chief Constable, Lucy provides leadership to a large, dispersed workforce of over 5,000 police officers and staff across England, Scotland and Wales, as well as leading partnerships with the Department for Transport, the devolved administrations and the rail industry across Great Britain.

Overall, she takes responsibility for developing BTP’s policing strategy and leads our teams in delivering our service economically and efficiently, whilst continuing to drive our innovative and bold approach on the national policing stage.

Read the Chief's article on her priority to create a hostile environment for sexual offenders on the rail network.

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Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock

Adrian 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.

DCC Hanstock has served in a number of areas of the country, from rural mining communities, in inner city areas and throughout London’s diverse boroughs. He led high-risk operations to combat gun crime and organised drug-trafficking, as well as investigations into serious sexual offences. He oversaw community and youth engagement following the riots in London in 2011 and also commanded the transport policing operation for the London Olympic Games in 2012.

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the 2021 Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours.

Read Adrian's article reflecting on his experiences as a gay man in policing, written for LGBT History Month.

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Assistant Chief Constable Sean O'Callaghan

Sean O'Callaghan joined British Transport Police in June 2018, from Essex Police where he was Head of Learning and Development for Essex and Kent Police.  Sean started his Police career in Essex as a Special Constable in January 1991, before joining as a regular officer in June 1993. During his 25 years' service he has held a number of uniform and crime roles.

In his role as Assistant Chief Constable for Network Policing and Specialist Capabilities, he has responsibility for Emergency Response, Neighbourhood and Counter Terrorism Policing across the Railway Network in England, Scotland and Wales.  He is the force lead for Civil Contingencies sitting on the National Police Chief Council Board and is the Strategic lead for Preparedness leading British Transport Police engagement in the Local Resilience Networks nationally.

A qualified Public Order Gold Commander and Strategic Firearms Commander. Assistant Chief Constable Sean O'Callaghan has led the British Transport Police response to a number of keys events, namely the Exit from the EU, Response to COVID 19 and most recent activation of Operation Forth Bridge.

He is currently undertaking a Master's Degree in Risk, Crisis and Resilience.

Assistant Chief Constable Charlie Doyle

Charlie Doyle joined us in 2017 from Surrey Police where he was Head of Transformation and Change. He has worked in a wide range of operational roles since 1988 including Head of Response Policing Contact and Specialist Operations.

Charlie has extensive experience of shaping and improving frontline capabilities with a background in Neighbourhood Policing. He became temporary ACC for Surrey’s neighbourhood portfolio in 2016 after reshaping the role of neighbourhood policing in the force.

He has also been both Divisional Commander and Superintendent Operations for North Surrey. He joins us at BTP as the ACC for Public Contact and Specialist Crime.

Rachael Etebar: Director of People and Culture

Rachael Etebar FCIPD joined BTP in August 2018 as the Director of People and Culture and is responsible for people, health, safety, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. She was previously Group HR Director for the Department for Transport and has held a number of senior HR roles within the Civil Service and the private sector. Rachael is Deputy Chair of the Police Officer Pension Management Committee.

In her spare time Rachael volunteers as a Governor of Farnborough College of Technology where she chairs the Search Committee and as a member of the Advisory Board of the HR Partnering Partnership.

Rachael is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and is currently studying for a part time Masters in Global Diversity Governance at Coventry University.

Tracey Martin: Director of Finance and Commercial Services

Tracey is the professional adviser to the chief constable (as additional accounting officer) on all financial matters. She holds the financial reins of the organisation ensuring resources are used wisely to secure positive results. She identifies funding and commercial opportunities and drives income generation.

Simon Downey: Director of Strategy and Change

Simon Downey joined the Force after a 27 year career in the Army where he saw service in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded an MBE for services in Iraq and an OBE for services in Afghanistan. In addition to operational command he has supported the Army equipment programme and, as a Brigadier, was responsible for the Army’s learning and change, taking the lessons from operations into concepts, equipment, people, training and organisational change.

He is a graduate of the Higher Command and Staff Course and instructed the senior officers course on strategy. As BTP Director of Strategy and Change he has responsibility for strategic planning, transformation, analytics and insight, information and support to the Force through technology and estates.