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

Five new CCTV cameras in Walton will tackle illegal parking and anti-social behaviour

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend

Funding secured by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and partners will boost a crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Walton.

Dozens of arrests amid Redhill crime crackdown funded by Surrey Commissioner

Hundreds of people have been stopped by police and 54 suspected criminals have been arrested amid a crackdown on crime in Redhill.

Commissioner’s pride in Surrey Police campaign to tackle youth-produced sexual images

A new campaign funded through the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner encourages young people to think twice before asking for sexual images.