Police & Crime Plan

Working with partners

Working in partnership is integral to cutting crime and making our communities safer as well as improving the wellbeing of residents.

At the heart of this Plan is the aspiration to develop relationships with communities, businesses and our partners who share a vision to make Surrey safer by looking at the bigger picture and recognising that prevention and early intervention is crucial. I have spoken to a wide range of partners in developing this Plan and have aimed to ensure that it fits with the key partnership strategies already in place in Surrey.


Surrey Police has a strong history of collaboration with other police forces, most notably with Sussex Police. Several operational policing areas have collaborated teams, as well as much of our back-office services. This allows smaller, specialist units to come together to share resources and expertise, facilitates joint training and operating models, improves the policing of criminals operating across borders and helps drive out efficiencies and savings. Collaborated operational areas include firearms, the dogs unit, public order, roads policing, homicide and major crime, serious and organised crime, forensic investigations, surveillance, cyber-crime and economic crime.

In order to make savings and reduce management costs, most of the support services for the two forces are also collaborated, including people services, information technology, finance, estates and fleet. Surrey Police also collaborates regionally with Hampshire, Kent, Sussex and Thames Valley on reducing serious and organised crime and on counter-terrorism and sharing specialist police technology.

Working with Partners

Latest News

Great-gran, 93, and woman forced to sleep on kitchen floor are among “hidden” Surrey victims of cuckooing

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend and Deputy PCC Ellie Vesey-Thompson with Keely Glithero and Sue Murphy from Catalyst Support

Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner has met with experts at a service dedicated to supporting "hidden" victims of exploitation.

Commissioner says “We are listening”, as residents share views on anti-social behaviour

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend standing outside office with Surrey Police Head of ASB and Partnerships Joanna Grimshaw

Residents revealed that littering, speeding and fly-tipping were among the biggest issues in a survey about anti-social behaviour.

“Don’t suffer in silence” – Commissioner’s plea to residents experiencing anti-social behaviour

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend

Commissioner Lisa Townsend said it was important to recognise the impact that anti-social behaviour can have on victims in Surrey.