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“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

Statement by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey

The Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend says she felt compelled to speak out on behalf of the women in Surrey who have contacted her after an interview was published this week reflecting her views on gender and the Stonewall organisation. The Commissioner said that concerns about gender self-identification had been first raised [...]

By |2021-08-26T12:27:37+01:00August 26th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Statement by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey

Commissioner’s office to fund dedicated service to protect children from exploitation

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey is looking to fund a dedicated service to work with young people affected by exploitation in the county. Up to £100,000 is being made available from the Community Safety Fund to support a Surrey organisation that has a proven record of helping young [...]

By |2021-08-05T08:49:31+01:00August 4th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner’s office to fund dedicated service to protect children from exploitation

Commissioner and Deputy support NFU ‘Take the Lead’ campaign

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined with partners to encourage dog walkers to put pets on a lead when walking near farm animals. Representatives of the NFU are being joined by partners including the National Trust, Surrey Police, Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend and Deputy Commissioner Ellie Vesey-Thompson, and Mole Valley MP [...]

By |2021-08-04T15:37:43+01:00August 4th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner and Deputy support NFU ‘Take the Lead’ campaign

Commissioner welcomes community focus of Beating Crime Plan following launch at Surrey Police HQ

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has welcomed the focus on neighbourhood policing and protecting victims in a new government plan launched today during a visit by the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to Surrey Police headquarters. The Commissioner said she was pleased the Beating Crime Plan sought not only to [...]

By |2021-08-04T15:39:19+01:00July 27th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner welcomes community focus of Beating Crime Plan following launch at Surrey Police HQ

Commissioner responds to landmark strategy to end violence against women and girls

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has welcomed a new strategy unveiled by the Home Office today to tackle violence against women and girls. It calls on police forces and partners to make reducing violence against women and girls an absolute national priority, including the creation of a new policing lead to [...]

By |2021-08-04T15:40:26+01:00July 21st, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner responds to landmark strategy to end violence against women and girls

Commissioner Lisa Townsend takes national lead on mental health and custody

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has become the national lead for mental health and custody for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). Lisa will guide best practise and the priorities of PCCs across the country, including strengthening the support available to those affected by mental ill-health and encouraging best [...]

By |2021-07-20T20:05:38+01:00July 20th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner Lisa Townsend takes national lead on mental health and custody

“Embrace new normal with common sense.” – PCC Lisa Townsend welcomes Covid-19 announcement

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has welcomed the confirmed easing of remaining Covid-19 restrictions that will take place on Monday. 19 July will see the removal of all legal limits on meeting others, on the types of businesses that can operate and restrictions such as the wearing of face coverings. [...]

By |2021-07-13T11:55:57+01:00July 13th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on “Embrace new normal with common sense.” – PCC Lisa Townsend welcomes Covid-19 announcement

Surrey’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner to help drive fresh impact

Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has formally appointed Ellie Vesey-Thompson as her Deputy PCC. Ellie, who will be the youngest Deputy PCC in the country, will focus on engaging with young people and supporting the PCC on other key priorities informed by Surrey residents and police partners. She shares PCC Lisa Townsend’s [...]

By |2021-07-20T20:06:49+01:00July 8th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Surrey’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner to help drive fresh impact

PCC Lisa Townsend welcomes new Probation Service

Probation services delivered by private businesses across England and Wales have been merged with the National Probation Service this week to provide a new unified public Probation Service. The Service will provide closer supervision of offenders and home visits to better protect children and partners, with Regional Directors responsible for making probation more effective [...]

By |2021-06-29T17:06:47+01:00June 29th, 2021|News, News Archive|Comments Off on PCC Lisa Townsend welcomes new Probation Service
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