Police Commissioner welcomes successful Epsom & Ewell Crime Summit

Epsom and Ewell residents had the opportunity to quiz their Police and Crime Commissioner, Local Police Commander and representatives of their Borough Council at the Borough’s first Crime Summit.

The Summits, being held in every Borough and District in the County, were launched by the Commissioner to give local residents a greater say on issues that matter in their community by giving them an opportunity to talk directly with public service leaders.

Issues discussed at the Epsom & Ewell summit included house burglaries, antisocial driving, zero-tolerance policing, seizing criminals’ assets, policing the night-time economy and Neighbourhood Watch.

Kevin Hurley, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey said: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Epsom & Ewell residents to the Crime Summit and hear about the things that concern them in their Borough.

“My main message to the Summit was about my ambition to bring the police, councils, and partner agencies together to bring all of the laws and powers at their disposal more robustly to bear on those who blight our lives with their selfish, antisocial behaviour.

“When it comes to dealing with the bad people in our society, enforcement works. It changes behaviour. By making the most of our ability to enforce against crime and antisocial behaviour, we can make our county a better place to live.”