Representing the communities we serve

Representing the communities we serve2017-06-15T12:51:19+00:00

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey works to make sure that there are opportunities for all to influence policing in our county.

Monitoring Surrey Police Strategy

As part of their duty to hold the Chief Constable to account, the Commissioner monitors how the Force meets its own equality and diversity duties.

For more information on Surrey Police’s commitment to equality and diversity please click here.

Impact Assessments

Like all public sector bodies, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey is obliged to make sure our decisions and activities do not disproportionately disadvantage anyone. We must also identify where we might better promote equality of opportunity. We will make  impact assessments of  key decisions to ensure that they do not adversely impact the community and publish them here.

Surrey-i

Surrey-i is a new local information system which allows residents and public bodies to access, compare and interpret data about our community, providing a level of insight over and above previous community profiles.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, along with local councils and other public bodies are using Surrey-i to help understand the needs of local communities. This is essential when planning local services to meet both current and future needs. We believe that by consulting local people and using the evidence in Surrey-i to inform our decision making we will help make Surrey an even better place to live.

If you want to find out more information about your community please click here to be taken to the dedicated website.

A workforce representative of the community it serves

The new public sector Equality Duty under the Act requires public bodies with 150 or more employees to publish data on their workforce and show how they considered how their activities as an employer affect people. Employer data from Surrey Police can be found here.

Listening to our communities

  • Independent Advisory Group (IAG)

    The Surrey IAG was formed 2001 to provide advice and act as a ‘critical friend’ to Surrey Police.  It has a key role in promoting community confidence by improving Surrey Police’s understanding of – and relations with – minority communities. For more information on the IAG please click here.

  • Community Groups

    We also work and speak to a variety of key forums. In particular we work closely with Surrey Community Action, attending the Surrey Gypsy Traveller Communities Relation Forum and Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum.