We understand there may be times when you want to verify the identity of a BTP officer.
Our officers are used to explaining who they are and what they’re doing – so please never feel worried about asking.
They’ll be happy to reassure you. Our officers all carry a warrant card containing photo identification.
If you ask one of our officers for an identity check, they will follow this simple process:
The officer will contact our Force Control Room (FCC) through their radio.
The radio will be put on loudspeaker so you can hear everything that is being said.
The staff member in the control room will confirm the officer’s details to you.
All checks like this will be noted on a log – the control room will provide you with the number of this log.
The record of the stop will then be available on the officer’s mobile device. They will be able to show you this on their device.
If you are still concerned, please dial 999 and the local force will contact BTP for verification.
If an officer is off duty and does not have access to their radio, they will identify themselves using their warrant card which contains photo identification and use their mobile device on loudspeaker to phone the control room. You will be able to hear the conversation they are having.
The control room will be able to confirm the officer’s details and will provide you with the incident log number.
Again, if you are still concerned, please dial 999 and the local force will contact BTP for verification.