Measuring performance

Year-in-brief 2022/23

Sunny photo of Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend speaking to local Surrey Police officers on their bikes on the Woking canal path

April 2022

  • Commissioner Lisa Townsend extends vital funding for young people affected by sexual violence by three years
  • The Commissioner condemns the actions of protesters after fuel stations on both sides of the M25 in Surrey are damaged by members of Just Stop Oil

May 2022

  • Extra security measures along the canal in Woking are finalised after the Commissioner’s office secured £175,000 from the Home Office to improve safety
  • The Office’s new brand is launched after a total redesign is led by a student from Camberley

June 2022

  • Deputy Commissioner Ellie Vesey-Thomson announces dedicated funding to support and protect young people as half of the Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund is ringfenced for this area between 2022-25
  • The Commissioner praises ‘outstanding’ crime prevention but says there is room for improvement elsewhere following annual inspection of Surrey Police

July 2022

  • First Community Safety Assembly in Surrey is held as the Commissioner rallies over 30 organisations to improve the response to issues including mental health and anti-social behaviour
  • Commissioner’s team secures £700,000 in Safer Streets funding for additional community safety projects in Epsom, Sunbury-on-Thames and Addlestone

August 2022

  • The Commissioner welcomes tougher sanctions for police officers who face misconduct proceedings, including those who commit violence against women or girls
  • Surrey Police are on the scene quickly as 20 more people are arrested during new Just Stop Oil protests on the M25

September 2022

  • Commissioner Lisa Townsend praises hundreds of officers involved in the Surrey Police and Sussex Police operation to ensure the funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is commemorated safely
  • The Commissioner’s team secures £1million to boost education and support for young people affected by violence against women and girls through Surrey schools

group photo of 27 Surrey teachers and staff of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey in a training room, after almost one million pounds in funding is provided to provide bespoke training and a campaign to educate children and young people about violence against women and girls

October 2022

  • Surrey residents are invited to share views on 101 performance as a project is launched with Surrey Police to improve the service they receive
  • Commissioner Lisa Townsend says mental health takes officers off the frontline, as she calls to improve health and social care services on World Mental Health Day

November 2022

  • Commissioner Lisa Townsend begins her search for a new Chief Constable of Surrey Police after Gavin Stephens QPM announces move to the National Police Chiefs’ Council
  • Deputy Commissioner welcomes applications from young people as first Surrey Youth Commission on Policing and Crime is announced

December 2022

  • Commissioner Lisa Townsend joins the first volunteers as a new Animal Welfare Scheme is launched at the Surrey Police and Sussex Police Dog Training School in Guildford
  • The Commissioner welcomes 390 participants to a series of webinars by the Surrey against Domestic Abuse Partnership to help raise awareness of the role of domestic abuse in homicide

January 2023

  • More than 3,000 people have their say in the Commissioner’s annual council tax survey, that informs her proposed budget for Surrey Police for the year ahead
  • Commissioner meets with new Surrey Police Vanguard team created to tackle the ‘fatal five’ offences on Surrey’s roads

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend in a sunny photo with several police officers and two police vehicles that make up the Surrey Police Vanguard road safety team created in 2022

February 2023

  • The launch of a dedicated online Data Hub means residents can see detailed performance information that the Commissioner uses to scrutinise the Force
  • Frontline policing is protected in Surrey after the Commissioner’s proposal for the amount that residents will pay towards the Surrey Police budget is agreed by the county’s Police and Crime Panel

March 2023

  • A partnership survey on anti-social behaviour led by the Commissioner’s Office receives over 1000 responses and 300 sign-ups to victim focus groups in 2023
  • The Commissioner praised Surrey Police’s recruitment drive after the Force welcomed over 300 new officers since 2019 – making it the biggest it has ever been.

Latest News

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.