Paul Crowther (police officer)

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Paul Crowther

Chief Constable of
British Transport Police
Assumed office
March 2014
MinisterChris Grayling
Preceded byAndrew Trotter
Personal details
Paul Geoffrey Crowther

Paul Geoffrey Crowther, OBE is a police officer of the United Kingdom. Since March 2014, he has been Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP).


Crowther joined the British Transport Police (BTP) in 1980 and has experience in uniformed and CID posts.[1]

In 2002, he was the Senior Investigating Officer for the Potters Bar train crash. He was appointed Chief Superintendent in charge of BTP’s London Underground Area in 2004. He led BTP's initial response to the July 2005 terrorist attacks on the Tube.[2]

He began his chief officer career as Assistant Chief Constable for the crime portfolio. He was then Deputy Chief Constable with responsibility for professional standards, strategic development, and media and marketing. On 1 May 2014, he was appointed Chief Constable of the BTP.[3]

He is the national police lead for the Metal Theft Task Force, as well as suicide prevention and CCTV. He leads for the Association of Chief Police Officers on metal theft and digital forensic triage.[1]

As of 2015, Crowther was paid a salary of between £190,000 and £194,999 by the force, making him one of the 328 most highly paid people in the British public sector at that time.[4]

Honours and awards[edit]

In the 2014 New Year Honours, Crowther was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).[5]


  1. ^ a b "Chief Officers". British Transport Police. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  2. ^ "DCC Paul Crowther appointed an OBE". British Transport Police. 15 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Chief Officers". British Transport Police. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Senior officials 'high earners' salaries as at 30 September 2015 - GOV.UK". 17 December 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  5. ^ Rutter, Tamsin (31 December 2013). "Public leaders celebrated in the New Year honours list 2014". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
Police appointments
Preceded by
Andrew Trotter
Chief Constable of
British Transport Police