British Transport Police Authority
The British Transport Police Authority is the police authority that oversees the British Transport Police. A police authority is a governmental body in the United Kingdom that defines strategic plans for a police force and provides accountability so that the police function "efficiently and effectively," and the British Transport Police patrol the railways in England, Wales, and Scotland.
The Chair, appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport, was Sir Alistair Graham from its founding in 2004 until the end of 2011, Millie Banerjee from 2011 to 2015. The Rt. Hon. Esther McVey served as Chair from 2015 to 2017. Ron Barclay-Smith was appointed as Chair in 2018.