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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 |2022-06-21T09:45:51+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 |2022-06-20T07:43:25+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

Commissioner vows to focus on the public’s priorities as she marks one year in office

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has vowed to continue putting the views of residents at the forefront of her plans as she this week marks a year since taking office. The Commissioner said she has enjoyed every minute of the job so far and is looking forward to continuing to [...]

By |2022-05-17T12:53:35+01:00May 16th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner vows to focus on the public’s priorities as she marks one year in office

Commissioner pays tribute to ‘fantastic’ Surrey Search and Rescue as they celebrate 1,000 call outs

The Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has applauded the incredible contribution of the Surrey Search and Rescue team who have recently celebrated their 1,000th call out in the county. Surrey SAR are made up entirely of volunteers who provide crucial help to the emergency services in finding missing people particularly vulnerable adults and [...]

By |2022-05-19T10:56:01+01:00May 11th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner pays tribute to ‘fantastic’ Surrey Search and Rescue as they celebrate 1,000 call outs

Safer Streets funding to improve safety for women and girls in Woking

The safety of women and girls using the Basingstoke Canal in Woking has been given a boost by extra security measures currently being put in place thanks to funding secured by Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend's office. Last year around £175,000 was awarded by the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to tackle issues [...]

By |2022-05-09T14:42:14+01:00May 9th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Safer Streets funding to improve safety for women and girls in Woking

Commissioner invites residents to share views in monthly Surgery

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has launched public surgeries for residents as part of her commitment to enhance the voice of local people in policing Surrey. The monthly Surgery meetings will offer residents with questions or a concern about the performance or oversight of Surrey Police the ability to receive [...]

By |2022-05-02T20:13:26+01:00May 2nd, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner invites residents to share views in monthly Surgery
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