Measuring performance

National Crime and Policing Measures

National Crime and Policing Measures

The Government has set out key areas for policing at a national level.
The national priorities for policing include:

  • Reducing murder and other homicide
  • Reducing serious violence
  • Disrupting drugs supply & ‘county lines’
  • Reducing neighbourhood crime
  • Tackling Cyber Crime
  • Improving satisfaction among victims, with a particular focus on survivors of domestic abuse.

We are required to regularly update a statement outlining our current position and progress against each of priorities, as part of the Commissioner’s role in scrutinising the performance of Surrey Police.

They complement the priorities set by your Commissioner in the Police and Crime Plan for Surrey.

Read our latest Position Statement on the National Crime and Policing Measures (September 2022)

Police and Crime Plan

The priorities in the Police and Crime Plan for Surrey 2021-25 are:

  • Preventing violence against women and girls
  • Protecting people from harm in Surrey
  • Working with Surrey communities so that they feel safe
  • Strengthening relationships between Surrey Police and Surrey residents 
  • Ensuring safer Surrey roads 

How will we measure performance?

Performance against both the Commissioner’s Plan and the national priorities will be reported in public three times a year and promoted via our public channels. 

The Public Performance report for each meeting will be made available to read on our Performance page

His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) 

Read the latest Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) report on Surrey Police by HMICFRS (2021). 

Surrey Police was also included as one of four police forces inspected for the HMICFRS report, ‘Inspection into how effectively the police engage with women and girls’, published in 2021.

The Force received specific praise for it’s proactive response that includes a new Strategy to reduce Violence against Women and Girls, more Sexual Offence Liaison Officers and domestic abuse case workers and a public consultation with over 5000 women and girls on community safety.  

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Updated statement from Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend following incident in Staines-upon-Thames

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The Commissioner said she was in regular contact with senior officers from Surrey Police who have kept her updated on the situation.

Commissioner’s statement after incident involving cow in Staines-upon-Thames

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Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has issued a statement following an incident involving a loose cow.

“Conversations that make a difference” – Commissioner thanks volunteers who shine spotlight on custody

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The Commissioner thanked Independent Custody Visitors after they volunteered 400 hours of their time to help in the last year.