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.
Her 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 (2018/19).
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.
Last chance to have your say in survey on anti-social behaviour in Surrey
Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend is asking for residents’ views on anti-social behaviour in Surrey before the start of April.
Deputy Commissioner hears speech by Victoria Cross recipient at key Forces conference
Ellie Vesey-Thompson attended the Surrey Armed Forces Covenant Conference, where she heard a moving speech from WO2 Johnson Beharry VC.
Forces must be unrelenting in rooting out the perpetrators within their ranks” – Commissioner responds to report on violence against women and girls in policing
Commissioner Lisa Townsend said police forces must be unrelenting in rooting out perpetrators of violence against women and girls within their ranks.