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[1] so that the police function "efficiently and effectively,"[2] and the British Transport Police patrol the railways in England, Wales, and Scotland.[3]

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[4] 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.


  1. "About Police Authorities". Archived from the original on 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  2. "About the police". U.K. Home Office. Archived from the original on 2010-05-01.
  3. "About us". British Transport Police.
  4. British Transport Police Authority (2012). "Millie Banerjee". BTPA website. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
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