British Transport Police announce new boss Lucy D’Orsi

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The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) this week announced that Lucy D’Orsi has been appointed as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP).

She will take up her appointment early in the New Year. Lucy is currently the Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) for Specialist Operations.



The current BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther CBE is set to retire in February 2020 after 40 years of distinguished continuous service with the Force.

Lucy will provide effective leadership to a large, dispersed workforce of over 5,000 police officers and staff across England, Scotland and Wales, as well as leading constructive partnerships with the Department for Transport, the devolved administrations and the Rail Industry across Great Britain. She will develop BTP’s Strategy and lead BTP in delivering its service economically and efficiently, whilst simultaneously enhancing its reputation further for its innovative and bold approach on the national policing stage.

Lucy was chosen following a rigorous interview and assessment process led by the BTPA, the oversight body for the BTP. The appointment was approved by the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps MP and endorsed by Scottish Justice Minister Humza Yousaf MSP.