British Transport Police Authority
Category: Arm's Length Body (includes Executive Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Trading Funds and NHS bodies)
The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is the independent body responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective British Transport Police force. The BTPA oversees the police force, sets its targets and allocates funding for its budget. It also deals with complaints, recruitment, independent custody visiting and Freedom of Information requests.
BTPA is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Transport