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Statement following death of Surrey police officer
The Commissioner said she was deeply saddened by the tragic death of PC Hannah Byrne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Commissioner welcomes longer sentences for controlling abusers
The Commissioner has welcomed Government plans to increase prison sentences for coercive and controlling abusers who murder.
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.
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.
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.
Applications for youth forum open after first members flag mental health and substance misuse as priorities for police
Applications have opened for the second Surrey Youth Commission, which allows children and young people to have their say on crime and policing.
“It can hugely profit the criminal gangs who cause so much misery”: Deputy Commissioner warns of “extremely dangerous” consequences of rural crime
Surrey's Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has warned of the true cost of rural crime as a national week of action begins.
“It wasn’t me – my one-night stand borrowed the car”: Commissioner shares worst-ever excuses for speeding as she marks Surrey Police campaign
The Commissioner shared some of the worst excuses for speeding ever heard by the county's roads policing officers as a new campaign begins.