Police & Crime Plan

Equality and diversity

I will develop and maintain good links with all the diverse communities in Surrey, working with the Independent Advisory Group for Surrey Police, meeting a range of community groups and consulting widely on my plans.

I support and will oversee the Surrey Police Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy and I am committed to improving workforce diversity in Surrey Police.

I also aim to make sure those who do go through the criminal justice system are dealt with fairly and effectively. I will work with partners to look at equality of service and to identify those elements that could be improved.

Police force

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Commissioner welcomes government support for policing in tackling illegal climate protests

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend sat at table at ten downing street with heads of policing, members of Government and the Prime Minister

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has welcomed the support for policing pledged by government in tackling activists whose climate protests caused widespread disruption on the M25.

Commissioner launches Animal Welfare Scheme at internationally renowned dog school

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend with Surrey Police and Sussex Police dog school officers, Animal Welfare Scheme visitors and representatives from the Dogs Trust and RSPCA.

A new project dedicated to the welfare of police dogs in Surrey has been launched thanks to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office in partnership with the Dogs Trust and RSPCA.

Commissioner vows to tackle violence against women and girls on international day of action

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend marches with ZONTA women's rights organisation

Commissioner Lisa Townsend affirmed her commitment to tackling violence against women and girls on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.