About your Commissioner

Representing your voice on policing in Surrey. 

Lisa Townsend is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey.

Commissioners were introduced in 2012 to monitor and improve the service provided by police forces in England and Wales, set the priorities for policing in each area and commission key services that strengthen community safety and support victims.

Use the below links to learn more about your Commissioner and our Office:

Roles & Responsibilities

Your Commissioner is responsible for overseeing the work of Surrey Police, holding the Chief Constable to account on your behalf, and funding key services that strengthen community safety and support victims.

Police and Crime Plan

The Police and Crime Plan is set by the Commissioner and outlines the priorities for Surrey Police. It is informed by consultation with the public and Police and Crime Plan areas are used as a framework to measure the Force’s performance.

Surrey Police performance

Our dedicated Data Hub contains the latest information on Surrey Police performance including response times and progress against the Police and Crime Plan.

PCC Elections

Commissioner's elections

Elections to select a Commissioner are held every four years. The next election is in May 2024. 

Our team

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey

Learn more about our team including our staff structure and current vacancies.

Accessibility Statement


Our Accessibility Statement sets out the steps we’re taking to be more accessible.