British Transport Police Authority (BTPA)
About British Transport Police Authority (BTPA)
The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is an independent body responsible for overseeing the work of the British Transport Police (BTP) – the national dedicated police force for the railways. There are 14 members of the Police Authority who provide knowledge and experience of issues that concern passengers, the railway industry and railway employees. The Authority’s role is similar to that of the Scottish Police Authority or a police and crime commissioner in England and Wales. The members currently meet four times a year to set BTP strategy, medium term financial plans and annual budgets, monitor its operations and allocate funds for its budget. The Executive Team supports the members in their functions.