This page contains statements made by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. Statements are made in specific circumstances and may not relate to a news item published by this office.

Commissioner responds to plans to make possession of Nitrous Oxide a criminal offence

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Lisa Townsend has responded to Government plans to make possession of Nitrous Oxide, known as ‘laughing gas’, a criminal offence.

She said further criminalising Nitrous Oxide shifts the focus away from a partnership approach that can address community harm from multiple angles; including education, more opportunities for young people and better support for victims.

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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.

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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Last chance to have your say in survey on anti-social behaviour in Surrey

Decorative image with broken. Anti-social behaviour survey. Share your views on ASB where you live by 31 March.

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend is asking for residents’ views on anti-social behaviour in Surrey before the start of April.

Deputy Commissioner hears speech by Victoria Cross recipient at key Forces conference

Ellie Vesey-Thompson attended the Surrey Armed Forces Covenant Conference, where she heard a moving speech from WO2 Johnson Beharry VC.

Forces must be unrelenting in rooting out the perpetrators within their ranks” – Commissioner responds to report on violence against women and girls in policing

Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend stands outside the reception of the Surrey Police Headquarters near Guildford

Commissioner Lisa Townsend said police forces must be unrelenting in rooting out perpetrators of violence against women and girls within their ranks.