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Police and Crime Commissioner teams up with Catch22 to prevent child exploitation in Surrey

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office for Surrey has awarded £100,000 to charity Catch22 to launch a new service for young people at risk of or affected by criminal exploitation in Surrey. Examples of criminal exploitation include the use of children by ‘county lines’ networks, leading individuals into a cycle of offending that [...]

By |2021-12-01T10:23:25+00:00December 1st, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Police and Crime Commissioner teams up with Catch22 to prevent child exploitation in Surrey

“We owe it to survivors to provide specialist support.” – Police Commissioner joins Women’s Aid to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on mental health

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has joined the Women’s Aid ‘Deserve to be Heard’ campaign calling for better mental health provision for survivors of domestic abuse. To mark the start of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, the Commissioner has issued a joint statement with Women’s [...]

By |2021-11-25T12:51:19+00:00November 25th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on “We owe it to survivors to provide specialist support.” – Police Commissioner joins Women’s Aid to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on mental health

Surrey Police Headquarters to remain in Guildford following landmark decision

The Surrey Police Headquarters will remain at the Mount Browne site in Guildford following a landmark decision made by the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Force, it was announced today. Previous plans to build a new HQ and Eastern operating base in Leatherhead have been halted in favour of redeveloping the current site [...]

By |2021-11-24T10:10:43+00:00November 24th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Surrey Police Headquarters to remain in Guildford following landmark decision

PCC Lisa Townsend issues statement following death of Sir David Amess MP

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has issued the following statement in response to the death of Sir David Amess MP on Friday: "Like everyone I was appalled and horrified by the senseless murder of Sir David Amess MP and I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to his family, [...]

By |2021-10-18T09:59:16+01:00October 17th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on PCC Lisa Townsend issues statement following death of Sir David Amess MP

Commissioner wants to hear resident’s views on policing priorities for Surrey

The Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend is calling on Surrey residents to have their say on what the policing priorities should be for the county over the next three years. The Commissioner is inviting the public to fill in a brief survey which will help her set her Police and Crime Plan [...]

By |2021-10-18T09:56:46+01:00October 11th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner wants to hear resident’s views on policing priorities for Surrey

Commissioner secures government funding for project to improve safety for women and girls in Woking

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has secured nearly £175,000 in government funding to help improve safety for women and girls in the Woking area. The ‘Safer Streets’ funding will help Surrey Police, Woking Borough Council and other local partners boost security measures along a stretch of the Basingstoke Canal after [...]

By |2021-10-06T11:22:57+01:00October 5th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner secures government funding for project to improve safety for women and girls in Woking

Commissioner Lisa Townsend responds as fresh injunction granted against Insulate Britain

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend said Insulate Britain protesters should ‘consider their future’ as new measures to prevent motorway protests could land activists with two years in prison or an unlimited fine. A fresh court injunction was granted to Highways England this weekend, after new protests by the climate activists [...]

By |2021-10-06T09:58:18+01:00October 4th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner Lisa Townsend responds as fresh injunction granted against Insulate Britain

Commissioner welcomes strong message as injunction gives police more powers

The Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has welcomed news of a High Court Injunction that will give police more powers to prevent and respond to new protests expected to take place on the motorway network. Home Secretary Priti Patel and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps applied for the injunction after a fifth day [...]

By |2021-10-06T10:00:48+01:00September 22nd, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner welcomes strong message as injunction gives police more powers

Commissioner praises Surrey Police response as arrests made in new M25 protest

The Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has praised the response of Surrey Police to protests held on Surrey’s motorways by Insulate Britain. It comes as a further 38 individuals were arrested this morning in a new protest on the M25. Since last Monday 13th September, 130 people have been arrested by Surrey [...]

By |2021-09-21T12:35:49+01:00September 21st, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner praises Surrey Police response as arrests made in new M25 protest

“Ending violence against women and girls requires everyone to work together.” – Commissioner Lisa Townsend responds to new report

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has welcomed a new report by the Government that urges ‘fundamental, cross-system change’ to tackle the epidemic of violence against women and girls. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) included the results of an inspection of four [...]

By |2021-09-17T15:41:46+01:00September 17th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on “Ending violence against women and girls requires everyone to work together.” – Commissioner Lisa Townsend responds to new report
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