Ensuring Surrey Police Do What Only They Can

It is important to me that we ensure that Surrey Police do what only the police can.

Policing is an important part of our wider emergency services community, but there are things that only the police can do: including investigating crime, the arrest and detention of suspects and using force including taser and when necessary, firearms. I do not believe that officers should not be sitting in hospitals for hours with someone experiencing a mental health crisis, doing the job of our medical staff or investigating non-crime hate incidents such as 'misgendering'.

I will continue to work with the Chief Constable to make sure that policing goes back to the basics of detecting and solving crime. 


222 more Police Officers in Surrey!

Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, has welcomed the milestone of the recruitment of 222 additional officers in Surrey. 

More Support for Mental Health Patients

Lisa Townsend, National Mental Health Lead for Police and Crime Commissioners, has welcomed the additional support from government for mental health services.

Lisa said, 

More Powers to Tackle Disruptive Protests

Just before Christmas Lisa Townsend, Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, joined other senior policing leaders at a meeting with the Prime Minster at 10 Downing Street to discuss recent disruption on the M25.

New Year with Elmbridge Beat

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend saw in the New Year with Elmbridge Beat on their New Years Eve shift. 

Lisa said, 

"It is always great to see first-hand the invaluable work of Surrey Police to ensure everyone is safe on Surrey’s roads over the festive period.

Hearing From Residents In Shepperton

Surrey Commissioner Lisa Townsend and Deputy Commissioner Ellie Vesey-Thompson joined residents at Shepperton Village Hall on the evening of the 21st November. 

Commissioner attends Safe Drive, Stay Alive!

Lisa Townsend, Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, joined local leaders and school pupils at the VIP Safe Drive Stay Alive Event in Dorking on Thursday 3rd November.