We fund more than 2,500 officers across the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), British Transport Police (BTP) and the City of London Police (CoLP). They police London's transport network to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, and make you feel safer when travelling in London.
We significantly fund a dedicated unit with the MPS called the MPS Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC). The RTPC is currently the largest police command in the UK; made up of over 2,300 officers who work to ensure all journeys across the road and surface transport network are safe, secure and reliable. Specifically, the RTPC:
The BTP is the national police force for the railways in the UK. It is responsible for policing the Tube, DLR, Trams, London Overground, Emirates Air Line and the rail network in London.
London, the South and East of England is served by BTP's B Division, which is divided into three sub-divisions:
We fully fund the TfL sub-division but also fund officers in the other BTP London areas. The BTP aims to keep you safe and help you feel secure on your journey. Specifically, the BTP:
The City of London Police is responsible for the safety and security of residents and commuters in the City, or 'Square Mile', of London. TfL funded officers within the City of London police focus on promoting safer travel at night, reducing cycle theft, increasing road safety, and tackling crime and antisocial behaviour on the buses.
There are local transport policing teams in every London borough covering the public transport system.
MPS Safer Transport Teams focus primarily on the bus and road networks, while BTP Neighbourhood Policing Teams work on the rail, Tube and DLR networks.
The local transport policing teams provide a visible and familiar presence on the network. They engage with the public, staff and local communities to identify local concerns and take effective and appropriate action to deal with issues affecting the transport system.