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.

Latest News

Commissioner welcomes tough sentences for activists who blocked M25

motorway gantry on M25

The Commissioner said substantial jail terms given to five members of the Just Stop Oil group should act as a deterrent to others.

Great-gran, 93, and woman forced to sleep on kitchen floor are among “hidden” Surrey victims of cuckooing

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend and Deputy PCC Ellie Vesey-Thompson with Keely Glithero and Sue Murphy from Catalyst Support

Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner has met with experts at a service dedicated to supporting "hidden" victims of exploitation.

Commissioner says “We are listening”, as residents share views on anti-social behaviour

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend standing outside office with Surrey Police Head of ASB and Partnerships Joanna Grimshaw

Residents revealed that littering, speeding and fly-tipping were among the biggest issues in a survey about anti-social behaviour.