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

Policing Your Community – Commissioner says police teams are taking the fight to drug gangs after joining county lines crackdown

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend watches from a front door as Surrey Police officers execute a warrant at a property linked to possible county lines drug dealing.

The week of action sends a strong message to county lines gangs that police will continue to dismantle their networks in Surrey.

Million-pound crackdown on anti-social behaviour as Commissioner receives funding for hotspot patrols

Police and Crime Commissioner walking through graffiti covered tunnel with two male police officers from the local team in Spelthorne

Commissioner Lisa Townsend said the money will help increase police presence and visibility across Surrey.

Commissioner hails dramatic improvement in 999 and 101 call answering times – as best results on record are achieved

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend sat with a member of Surrey Police contact staff

Commissioner Lisa Townsend said that waiting times for contacting Surrey Police on 101 and 999 are now the lowest on Force record.