DCC Adrian Hanstock
Deputy Chief Constable, British Transport Police
Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock has been a police officer for more than thirty years and a chief officer since 2010. He was appointed Deputy Chief Constable of British Transport Police in 2014. DCC Hanstock joined the police service as a constable in Nottingham in 1985, spending time in uniform and detective roles before transferring to the Metropolitan Police Service where he was appointed head of the central London task force. He led a number of undercover investigations to tackle organised criminals and serial sex offenders before taking up the role as Head of CID for Westminster. As a detective superintendent he qualified as a firearms commander, leading the development of intelligence and authorisation of high-risk operations to combat threats to life and gang-related gun crime. DCC Hanstock transferred to North London where he established and motivated a range of multi-agency enforcement teams to address juvenile violence and domestic safety. In early 2011 after graduation from the national Strategic Command Course, he was appointed as a Chief Police Officer and took charge of Roads and Transport Policing, overseeing the transport arrangements for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a Commander, he was seconded to the national College of Policing as director of the Strategic Command Course, coaching, developing and assessing the future generation of police leaders. As Chief Operating Officer at British Transport Police, DCC Hanstock directs more than 5,000 officers and staff across three countries and two separate legal jurisdictions. His professional responsibilities include setting corporate strategy, performance delivery, overseeing governance, audit and risk functions, leading professional standards and championing diversity in policing, as well as handling national media and communications responsibilities. DCC Hanstock is the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead officer for the use of stop and search powers. He provides guidance to police leaders across the country, setting operational direction that has delivered better operational outcomes and enhanced community confidence. He has influenced policy at governmental level, introducing national guidelines to support effective and fair use of this intrusive, and often controversial, police power. DCC Hanstock has won a number of national awards for problem-solving, crime reduction and community cohesion initiatives. He is an alumnus of the Windsor Trust Leadership Programme and a graduate of the FBI Executive Leadership Academy.