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Commissioner’s performance update with Chief Constable to focus on National Crime and Policing Measures

Reducing serious violence, tackling cyber crime and improving victim satisfaction are just some of the topics that will be on the agenda as the Police and Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend holds her latest Public Performance and Accountability meeting with the Chief Constable this September. Public Performance and Accountability Meetings streamed live on [...]

By |2022-09-22T19:34:15+01:00September 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Commissioner’s performance update with Chief Constable to focus on National Crime and Policing Measures

Commissioner pays tribute to police operation in Surrey after Her late Majesty The Queen’s funeral

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has paid tribute to the extraordinary work of policing teams across the county after yesterday’s funeral of Her late Majesty The Queen. Hundreds of officers and staff from Surrey and Sussex Police were involved in a huge operation to ensure the funeral cortege passed safely [...]

By |2022-09-20T13:40:02+01:00September 20th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Commissioner pays tribute to police operation in Surrey after Her late Majesty The Queen’s funeral

Joint statement from Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Ellie Vesey-Thompson

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family at this incredibly difficult time. “We will remain forever grateful for Her Majesty’s unwavering dedication to public service and she will remain an inspiration to us all. The Platinum Jubilee celebrations [...]

By |2022-09-09T10:54:10+01:00September 9th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Joint statement from Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Ellie Vesey-Thompson

Commissioner welcomes tougher sanctions for officers who commit violence against women and girls

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has welcomed new guidance issued this week which sets out tougher sanctions for officers who face misconduct proceedings, including those who commit violence against women and girls. Officers involved in such behaviour should expect to be sacked and barred from ever re-joining the service, according [...]

By |2022-09-09T10:52:36+01:00August 19th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner welcomes tougher sanctions for officers who commit violence against women and girls

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
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