Senior policing and county council leaders in Surrey have signed the first ever concordat which pledges to ensure the two organisations work closer together for the benefit of the county’s residents.
The Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro, Chief Constable of Surrey Police Gavin Stephens and Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver put pen to paper on the declaration when they recently met at County Hall in Kingston-upon-Thames.
The concordat details a number of general principles which outline how the two organisations will work together for the best interests of the Surrey public and make the county a safer place.
This includes the safeguarding of adults and children in our communities, addressing common factors that bring people into contact with the criminal justice system and the co-commissioning of services to reduce reoffending and support those affected by crime.
It also gives a joint commitment to improving road safety in the county, seeking out future opportunities for emergency service and council collaboration and adopting a shared approach to problem-solving.