Chief Constable, Surrey Police

Salary:  circa £145,896 (plus benefits)

Fixed-Term Contract, up to five years

Based at Surrey Police HQ, Guildford

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey is seeking an exceptional Chief Officer with the experience, ambition and vision to place the Force at the leading edge of policing. Our next Chief Constable will be an inspiring leader with a passion for policing and strong desire to provide the best possible service for the residents of Surrey.

The successful candidate will be committed to driving down crime, improving already high levels of public confidence, developing excellent services for victims and delivering significant programmes of organisational change. He or she will need to ensure the Force is fit-for-purpose to tackle new and emerging operational challenges and the changing nature of crime.

If you feel that you can bring your flair and leadership skills to this role, then the Commissioner would welcome your application. To discuss this opportunity and to request an application pack, please call the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey and ask for Alison Bolton, Chief Executive.

Telephone 01483 630 200 or email . Further supporting information can be found online:

We value diversity and inclusion and want to attract the best people for the role, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, disability, social status and religious beliefs. The recruitment process will be entirely based on merit, fairness and openness.

Closing date for applications: Midday on Friday, 8th March 2019.

Short-listing: Monday, 11th March 2019.

Interviews: Monday, 18th March.

Independent Custody Visitors are members of the public recruited by the Police and Crime Commissioner to visit police stations at random to check on the treatment of people held in custody by the police.

As an Independent Custody Visitor, you would have a vital role in ensuring the welfare of persons in police custody in Surrey. You would be assigned to a panel and, together with another Independent Custody Visitor, be asked to visit police stations in that panel area unannounced to check on the treatment of people being held in custody. The role is voluntary (unpaid), although travelling expenses are paid. A police check will be conducted on all applicants prior to their appointment.

Who can apply?

– You must be over 18 and live or work in the Surrey policing area

– Own transport is needed (travel expenses will be paid)

– No previous experience required

– You will need to be observant, impartial, able to record detail, and talk to people without judging

– Where there could be a conflict of interest (e.g. if you are also a magistrate) you will not be considered suitable If this sounds like the opportunity for you – please see further information and apply by the closing date here:

Time commitment

– An average of 3 to 5 hours a month

– Appointments last for 3 years

– Custody visitors are re-appraised and appointments extended every 3 years by mutual agreement

Training & support

– Full training is provided including classroom training sessions and training visits to custody

– On-going training is provided

– Custody visitors meet up in panels every quarter to discuss visits

– Annual events and conferences are available


For more information and to download the application forms for the scheme, please click here.