New PCC takes up office

Surrey’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, David Munro, has today taken up office at Surrey Police Headquarters, Guildford, after his victory at last week’s PCC election.

Mr. Munro was successful in the second round, polling 100,122 votes out of a possible 239,935. The turnout was 28.07%, which compares favourably with the lower turnout of 16% in 2012.

The ex-Army major has a long history in public affairs, having served for over 20 years as a Surrey County Councillor, including 4 years as Executive Member for Adult Services and 2 years as Council Chairman.

As Police and Crime Commissioner, his pledges are to:

  • Cut Crime and Keep Surrey Safe
  • Tackle Rural Crime
  • Make Our Town Centres Safe
  • Support Victims
  • Make Every Pound Count
  • Tackle the Threat of Terrorism

David Munro said:

“It is a privilege and honour to become Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner. I look forward to working with Surrey Police and all residents of Surrey to make Surrey Police a service that we can all be proud of.

“I would like to thank Kevin Hurley for all the work he has done and for his courtesy and generosity during a hard fought campaign.”

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