Following his election victory on Friday 16th November, Kevin Hurley, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, formally takes office on Thursday 22nd November.
Kevin has already begun the process of getting to grips with the job, meeting with the Chief Constable and the small team of staff who will support the Commissioner in his work.
His first action in office has been to ask for a review of the policy of selling Surrey Police stations and buildings.
Kevin Hurley, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey commented:
“I am passionate about policing and I want to make a difference for Surrey. My approach is Zero-Tolerance – tackling all crime and antisocial behaviour head-on.
“Zero Tolerance is a philosophy. It means not ignoring problems. It means a relentless focus on those people who blight our lives with their criminality. It means law abiding people feeling safer in their homes and communities.
“I want police officers and staff to feel supported in their roles – how can we expect them to take on criminals and put themselves in harm’s way for us unless we back them? I will stand up and speak up for Surrey Police against unjustified criticism. At the same time I will be uncompromising in the standards I expect Surrey Police to set – delivering a smart, courteous and professional service at all times.
“This is the start of a new era for policing in Surrey. In Lynne Owens we have the best Chief Constable in the country and I look forward to working with her, cracking down on crime and making our county a safer place to live and work.
“Our financial plans and the visibility of the police are key to the delivery of this vision and my first action in office is to ask for a review of the policy of selling police stations.”
The website for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will also launch on the 22nd November at www.surrey-pcc.gov.uk
The site will provide information about Kevin, the work he does and the decisions he makes, along with details of meetings and events as they are organised.
You can also follow the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SurreyPCC