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Commissioner secures £700,000 in Safer Streets funding for projects to improve safety in three Surrey communities

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has secured over £700,000 in government funding to help tackle anti-social behaviour and improve safety in three areas of the county. The ‘Safer Streets’ funding will help projects in Epsom town centre, Sunbury Cross and the Surrey Towers housing development in Addlestone after it [...]

By |2022-07-25T14:40:42+01:00July 25th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner secures £700,000 in Safer Streets funding for projects to improve safety in three Surrey communities

Commissioner signs up to principles to mark ASB Awareness Week

The Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has marked Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week by signing a commitment to continue working closely with partners to tackle issues in Surrey’s communities. The Commissioner joined senior colleagues from Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue, Surrey Crimestoppers and Surrey County Council in agreeing to the National Anti-Social Behaviour [...]

By |2022-07-25T11:20:17+01:00July 22nd, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner signs up to principles to mark ASB Awareness Week

“It’s the least they deserve for the amazing job they do” – Commissioner pleased to see pay rise for officers announced yesterday

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend said she was pleased to see hard working police officers recognised with a well-earned pay rise which was announced yesterday. The Home Office revealed that from September, police officers of all ranks in England and Wales will receive an extra £1,900 - equivalent to a 5% [...]

By |2022-07-20T12:09:38+01:00July 20th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on “It’s the least they deserve for the amazing job they do” – Commissioner pleased to see pay rise for officers announced yesterday

Services commit to joined up response at first Community Safety Assembly in Surrey

The first Community Safety Assembly in the county was held this May as Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend united partner organisations with a shared commitment to work more closely together. The event launched the new Community Safety Agreement between partners that include Surrey Police, local authorities, health and victim support [...]

By |2022-07-08T12:55:19+01:00July 8th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Services commit to joined up response at first Community Safety Assembly in Surrey

Commissioner Lisa Townsend praises ‘outstanding’ crime prevention but says room for improvement elsewhere following Surrey Police inspection

The Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has praised Surrey Police’s achievements in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour after it was graded ‘outstanding’ in a report published today. But the Commissioner said improvements were needed in other areas including how the Force responded to non-emergency calls and its management of high harm offenders. [...]

By |2022-07-08T12:57:56+01:00June 20th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner Lisa Townsend praises ‘outstanding’ crime prevention but says room for improvement elsewhere following Surrey Police inspection

“We play an essential role in enhancing support” – Commissioner Lisa Townsend speaks at national conference on criminal justice

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has called for more to be done to support women and girls who experience gender-based violence during a panel discussion at this year’s Modernising Criminal Justice conference. The discussion chaired by Reader in Criminal Law at King’s College Dr Hannah Quirk coincided with domestic abuse [...]

By |2022-07-08T12:58:49+01:00June 20th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on “We play an essential role in enhancing support” – Commissioner Lisa Townsend speaks at national conference on criminal justice

More support for young people as Commissioner sets funding for year ahead

Close to half of Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend’s Community Safety Fund will be used to protect children and young people from harm as she sets her office’s budget for the first time. The Commissioner has ringfenced £275,000 of the Fund to enable more children and young people to engage with the [...]

By |2022-06-10T13:24:07+01:00June 10th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on More support for young people as Commissioner sets funding for year ahead

Commissioner welcomes new law that will help close the net on domestic abusers

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has welcomed a new law that makes non-fatal strangulation a stand-alone offence that could see domestic abusers jailed for five years. The law came into effect this week, as part of the new Domestic Abuse Act which was introduced in April. The shockingly violent [...]

By |2022-06-10T10:59:57+01:00June 9th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner welcomes new law that will help close the net on domestic abusers

Surrey Police among quickest to answer 999 calls but still room for improvement says Commissioner

Surrey Police is among the fastest forces in the country in answering emergency calls to the public but there is still room for improvement to reach the national target. That’s the verdict of the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend after a league table detailing how long it takes forces to answer 999 [...]

By |2022-05-31T11:50:34+01:00May 31st, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Surrey Police among quickest to answer 999 calls but still room for improvement says Commissioner

Local student leads rebrand of Commissioner’s office as team boost engagement with Surrey residents

A graphic design student at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham has led the design of a brand-new look for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner as part of a commitment to expand engagement with communities across Surrey. 22-year old Jack Dunlop from Camberley was chosen to develop his branding [...]

By |2022-05-19T11:48:55+01:00May 19th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Local student leads rebrand of Commissioner’s office as team boost engagement with Surrey residents
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