Representing the communities we serve

Representing the communities we serve2022-01-26T12:36:49+00:00

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey works to make sure that there are opportunities for all to influence policing in our county.

Equality and Diversity

The Office of the Commissioner is committed to representing the diversity within Surrey’s communities and upholding the values of equality and inclusion. Read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Procedure below: 

As part of their duty to hold the Chief Constable to account, the Commissioner also monitors how the Force meets its own equality and diversity duties.

For more information on Surrey Police’s commitment to equality and diversity please click here.

Impact Assessments

Like all public sector bodies, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey is obliged to make sure our decisions and activities do not disproportionately disadvantage anyone. We must also identify where we might better promote equality of opportunity. We will make  impact assessments of  key decisions to ensure that they do not adversely impact the community and publish them here.


Surrey-i is a local information system which allows residents and public bodies to access, compare and interpret data about our community, providing a level of insight over and above previous community profiles.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, along with local councils and other public bodies are using Surrey-i to help understand the needs of local communities. This is essential when planning local services to meet both current and future needs. We believe that by consulting local people and using the evidence in Surrey-i to inform our decision making we will help make Surrey an even better place to live.

If you want to find out more information about your community please click here to be taken to the dedicated website.

A workforce representative of the community it serves

The public sector Equality Duty under the Act requires public bodies with 150 or more employees to publish data on their workforce and show how they considered how their activities as an employer affect people. Employer data from Surrey Police can be found here.

Listening to our communities

  • Independent Advisory Group (IAG)

    The  Independent Advisory Group seeks to promote local community confidence and to act as a ‘critical friend’ to Surrey Police. The IAG consists of a cross section of Surrey residents, including representatives of our student community. IAG members are appointed for their specialist knowledge, experience and/or links with minority groups and ‘hard to reach’ communities in Surrey. 

    You can contact the IAG or express your interest in joining, by emailing the Inclusion Team at Surrey Police who will forward your message to the Chair of the IAG.

    Community Groups

    We also work and speak to a variety of key forums. In particular we work closely with Surrey Community Action, attending the Surrey Gypsy Traveller Communities Relation Forum and Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum.