Skip to main content

British Transport Police

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL16706, tabled on 26 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the role, and (2) the total complement, of the British Transport Police.

Answered on

3 July 2019

The British Transport Police (BTP) is responsible for policing the rail network across England, Scotland and Wales, providing a service to rail operators, their staff and passengers. It also polices the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, the Midland Metro tram system, Croydon Tramlink, Tyne and Wear Metro, Glasgow Subway and Emirates AirLine. The BTP has 3107 police officers, 303 police community support officers, 311 special officers and 1567 police staff (as at 31 March 2019).