The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey has received a national award for its commitment to being open and transparent to the public.
The PCC David Munro and his team have been recognised by the independent organisation Comparing Police and Crime Commissioners (CoPaCC) with their ‘Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2020’.
PCC David Munro said: “Transparency is vital to delivering the best possible police service with the trust and support of residents across Surrey.
“Throughout my time as PCC I have been, and remain committed to act in as open a way as possible so that residents can have access to the decisions I make, and know how these affect their communities. It is important that residents have their say and can learn the ways in which we are working to continuously improve the service we provide to them.
“But we can never be complacent and must live up to this award by continuing to act in an open and transparent way on behalf of all people we serve Surrey.”
Criteria assessed by CoPaCC includes how easily information on the work and decisions of PCC can be accessed online, as well as how business of the PCC is conducted.
The PCC’s office live stream every other Performance Meeting with the Chief Constable and have a dedicated Transparency Page on the website that contains decision papers and minutes from meetings.