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Part 3British Transport Police

Police Authority

18The British Transport Police Authority

(1)There shall be a body corporate to be known as the British Transport Police Authority.

(2)Schedule 4 (which makes provision about the Authority) shall have effect.

(3)In this Part “the Authority” means the British Transport Police Authority.

19Exercise of functions

In performing its functions the Authority shall aim to ensure the efficient and effective policing of the railways and shall, in particular, have regard—

(a)to any objective set by the Authority under section 50,

(b)to any objective set by the Secretary of State under section 51,

(c)to any railways policing plan issued by the Authority under section 52,

(d)to any performance target set by the Authority under section 53,

(e)to any code of practice issued by the Secretary of State, or having effect in relation to the Authority, under section 47, and

(f)in relation to a particular year, to the National Policing Plan for that year.