Crime affecting those in rural areas is diverse – covering theft of machinery, wildlife crime, anti-social use of country roads and the countryside, damage to the local environment, domestic violence in isolated communities and other issues that blight rural life. I will work with those organisations and groups who also want to protect rural areas to make the countryside safer in Surrey.
I hear that people can find it difficult to contact the police about non-emergency issues. They tell me that the 101 number is often busy or takes a long time to be answered. I want to understand the issues faced by Surrey Police in answering these calls and improving performance.