British Transport Police (2)

MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many British Transport Police officers are specifically deployed to work on London's transport infrastructure, broken down by mode of transport?


Answer for British Transport Police (2)

Answer for British Transport Police (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL funds 977 British Transport Police (BTP) officers - Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers.

This includes funding for 100 officers who are out on the network during Night Tube service hours, at least as many officers during the night as there would be at any point during the day.


In addition, TfL’s concession operators, including London Overground and the Docklands Light Railway, pay policing charges directly to the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA).


Separate funding is collected by the BTPA from Train Operating Companies and Network Rail to cover the full costs of the BTP’s national policing, which includes officers covering London and the south east. In total there are 1,741 officers covering this area.


TfL’s direct funding covers the following number of BTP officers across its network:


  • London Underground: 817

  • London Overground/TfL Rail: 86

  • Croydon Tramlink: 4

  • TfL funding of suburban rail Neighbourhood Policing Teams: 58

  • London Bridge Hub Team: 12