PCC unveils Police and Crime Plan

The Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro, has today pledged to put building safer communities and supporting victims at the heart of policing in Surrey as he launches his first Police and Crime Plan for the county.

The plan, which is published today, is designed to set out the strategic direction for Surrey Police for the next four years.

In the run up to his successful election in May, the Police and Crime Commissioner spoke to residents in communities across the county to gauge people’s views on policing in their local area.

He has focused the plan on six priorities based on what they have told him are the most important to them where they live and work.

  • Cutting Crime and Keeping Surrey Safe
  • Supporting Victims
  • Tackling Rural Crime
  • Making our Town Centres Safe
  • Making Every Pound Count
  • Tackling the Threat of Terrorism

The Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro said: “Part of the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner is to represent those who live and work in this county so I wanted to understand what people felt was important to them.

“When I stood for election, I really wanted to listen to what the people of Surrey had to say about their police force and what they expected from it.

“This plan reflects those conversations and I view it as my contract with the public to help deliver a policing service they can continue to be proud of.

“It is vital the interests of victims remain a priority for the Force whilst I want to ensure that those living in rural areas feel supported and our town centres are safe for everyone to enjoy.

“It is also important that the public get value for money from their police service whilst at the same time making sure we are properly resourced to tackle emerging issues, particularly the threat of terrorism.

“Surrey is a fantastic place to live and I know the Chief Constable and I share the same ambition in making the county as safe as it possibly can be.

“This plan will continue to evolve over the next four years and the role the public can play is crucial. I would urge people to carry on giving us your suggestions and comments and help us continue to shape the future of policing in this county.”

Chief Constable of Surrey Police, Nick Ephgrave said: “I am delighted to be working with the Police and Crime Commissioner, David Munro to put the Police and Crime Plan in place as effectively and efficiently as possible.

“The six priorities give Surrey Police a direction that our officers and staff can support through the operational delivery plan. This works in harmony with the Police and Crime Plan and sets out how we will police our county.

“They both share the same, simple aspiration: to make Surrey as safe as it can be.”

You can learn more about the how the PCC plans to shape the future of policing in Surrey by reading the full Police and Crime Plan.

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