This page contains statements made by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. Statements are made in specific circumstances and will usually be published separately to other news items or updates shared by our office:


Statement following death of Surrey police officer

The Commissioner said she was deeply saddened by the tragic death of PC Hannah Byrne.

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Commissioner welcomes plans to scrap the Vagrancy Act

The Commissioner has welcomed the Government’s plans to repeal the Vagrancy Act as part of the Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan announced in March.

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Statement after 15-year-old boy is attacked at Farncombe Railway Station

The Commissioner has issued a statement following the serious attack on a teenage boy at Farncombe Railway Station.

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Statement following announcement of the ‘Right Care, Right Person’ Framework

The Commissioner welcomed progress towards a new national partnership agreement between police and NHS to ensure the right response is provided in mental health crises.

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Statement following the deaths of three people at Epsom College

The Commissioner said the events will have a profound and lasting impact on both the staff and students at the college and the wider local community.

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Statement regarding Surrey Police Complaints data 2021/22

The Commissioner said there were rigorous processes in place to discourage all forms of behaviour that fall below the standards we expect of every officer, and I am confident that all cases of misconduct are carried out with the utmost seriousness when an allegation is made.

Statement following launch of murder investigation in Woking

The Commissioner said she was deeply saddened by the death of a 10-year-old girl that took place in Woking.

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Commissioner responds to ban on Nitrous Oxide

The Commissioner has responded to Government plans to make possession of Nitrous Oxide, known as ‘laughing gas’, a criminal offence.

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Commissioner welcomes longer sentences for controlling abusers

The Commissioner has welcomed Government plans to increase prison sentences for coercive and controlling abusers who murder.

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Statement about serious racially aggravated assault outside Thomas Knyvett School

The Commissioner said she was sickened by the video footage of this incident and understood the concern and anger it has caused in Ashford and beyond.

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Statement regarding anti-violence against women and girls (VAWG) project

Following the wide debate around the safety of women and girls in our communities, the Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend commissioned an independent project earlier this year that will focus on improving working practices within Surrey Police.

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Statement regarding the Commissioner’s views on gender and the Stonewall organisation

The Commissioner said that concerns about gender self-identification had first been raised during her election campaign and continues to be raised now.

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