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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

“Selfish and unacceptable” – Commissioner condemns actions of M25 service station protesters

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has condemned the actions of protesters who blocked fuel stations on the M25 this morning as ‘selfish and unacceptable’. Surrey Police officers were called to motorway services at both Cobham and Clacket Lane at around 7am this morning following reports that a number of protesters had [...]

By |2022-05-02T20:14:47+01:00April 28th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on “Selfish and unacceptable” – Commissioner condemns actions of M25 service station protesters

Commissioner backs campaign to encourage stalking victims to come forward

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has today given her backing to a campaign aimed at encouraging more victims of stalking to report offences to police. To mark National Stalking Awareness Week (April 25-29), the Commissioner has joined other PCCs from across the country in committing to help increase reporting [...]

By |2022-04-28T10:58:30+01:00April 28th, 2022|News, News Archive|Comments Off on Commissioner backs campaign to encourage stalking victims to come forward
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