British Transport Police

What we will do for you

Our officer, staff and volunteering opportunities give you the chance to learn new skills and take your career in the right direction.

Join us and you’ll be providing specialist policing across the country. This is your opportunity to work in a unique environment and deal with rewarding challenges that you won’t find in any other Force.

You’ll be joining some of the best people in their field. You’ll share their enthusiasm for exemplary customer service, both internally and externally, and be able to make the most of your good commercial acumen.

Life At British Transport Police

Here, you’ll be able to deal with unique situations that will challenge you. You’ll be amongst like-minded, talented people who share your passion for a job very well done. You can expect your salary to be competitive and your benefits to include:

  • Final Salary Pension
  • Up to 28 days annual leave for Police Staff and Up to 22 days for Police Officers. Cycle to Work scheme – you’ll have the opportunity to hire a bicycle from us to cycle to work and you won’t pay National Insurance or tax contributions on what you spend up to £1,000.
  • Season ticket loan – after your probationary period, we’ll give you an interest free loan that you’ll pay back straight through payroll each month.
  • Financial Services Benefits via Police Mutual.
  • Child Care Vouchers.

Police officers are often eligible for Key Worker Housing which can help you to get on the property ladder through government backed low cost ownership options.

More About Us

Support Groups

Our support groups have been set up to make sure that the views and needs of our employees are fully represented and most importantly, ensure that these are appropriately addressed and acted upon.

We value the importance of working closely with our wide range of support groups. Our collaborative approach allows us all to benefit from their specialist knowledge and expertise, so that we can fully embrace diversity. This way our policies and procedures are fully inclusive.

Association of Muslim Police (AMP)

AMP is a support, advice and network group open to all BTP employees, aiming to provide support to both Muslim and Non-Muslim officers and staff on Islamic issues.

British Association for Women in Policing (BAWP)

BAWP enhances the role and understanding of the specific needs of women working within the police service. BAWP is a national group with membership open to men and women of all ranks and grades across the police service and associated organisations.

Christian Police Association (CPA)

Formed in 1883, the CPA is a national organisation that has branches in most forces across the UK, including BTP. Their aim is to promote and foster friendship amongst Christian officers and staff.

Disability Equality Support Association (DESA)

DESA was set up to provide support and advice to officers and staff who have a disability, who have caring responsibilities for someone with a disability or for anyone who has an interest in disability issues. Membership is open to all our people.

Female Police Association

The FPA aims are to emphasise and enhance the role of women within BTP. They help raise awareness and understanding of issues affecting women within the force, recognise potential and build confidence through personal development.


LINK provides support services on local and national issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. Membership is open to all our people.

National Black Police Association (NBPA)

The NBPA seeks to highlight issues facing black staff and to help those in need of support by lending a listening ear and giving advice.

National Trans Police Association

The NTPA exists to provide support to serving and retired Police Officers, Staff and Special Constables with any gender identify issue including, but not exclusively, people who identify as ‘Transgender’, Androgyne or Intersex.

SAME (Support Association (for) Minority Ethnic (Staff)

SAME aims to improve the working environment for everyone including those from ethnic minority backgrounds. They operate on a local and national level to raise awareness and understanding throughout the force.

Mission & Values

Our Vision

“To deliver a first class, specialist policing service for the railway and to be recognised by our customers as providing excellent value for money.”

Our Mission

“Our mission is to protect and serve the railway environment and its community, keeping levels of disruption, crime and the fear of crime as low as possible.”

Our Values

  • Integrity and Respect: acting with honesty and authenticity, demonstrating respect and understanding.

Common Sense: taking a sensible and practical approach and challenging bureacracy.

Trust and Confidence: promoting confidence in BTP and the Policing Service, providing a reliable and consistent quality of service.

Determination: always strive to acheive the best results for our force, the railway and the public.

Professionalism: providing smart, skilled and consistent service at all times, representing BTP in the best light.

Pride: take pride in working for BTP and serving the community.

It’s the way our Police Officers and Staff work that really sets us apart — we have a friendly, open and engaging style. We’re always looking for ways to work more effectively and deliver value for money to the public. One of the main things the public and rail operators notice is the way our people go out of their way to help anyone in distress.

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