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Commissioner speaks to BBC as government announces new crime crackdown

Lisa Townsend said the public "expects" police to follow all reasonable leads as Home Secretary Suella Braverman announced there is "no such thing as minor crime".

During interviews with BBC Breakfast, Five Live and Times Radio, Lisa said: "You expect it, I expect it. As Police and Crime Commissioners, we'll be holding forces to account for delivering on giving a better service for our safer communities."

Deputy Commissioner joins Jalsa Salana celebrations

Surrey's Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner was one of almost 50,000 people to attend this year's Jalsa Salana.

The event, which is held annually at Oaklands Farm in Alton, Hampshire, is the largest gathering of Ahmadiyya Muslims in the UK.

Ellie said: "This community stands for education, integration and inter-faith peace, and they are committed to helping others and supporting British charities."

'Crime isn't glamorous' - new Fearless worker funded by our office

A youth worker whose role is fully-funded thanks to Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner says he wants charity Fearless to become a household name.

Ryan Hines works to educate young people about the consequences of their choices on behalf of Fearless, the youth arm of Crimestoppers.
Ryan’s role is funded through the Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund, which supports a range of projects across Surrey.

He said: "We want to give all young people a voice and debunk myths that a criminal lifestyle is anything to glamorise."

Coming up...

September 06 - Surrey Anti-Social Behaviour Awards

September 09 - Emergency Services Day

September 26 - Westway Residents' Meeting

September 27 - Lower Green Residents' Meeting, Esher

Record police numbers and funding boost for Surrey communities - Commissioner publishes her annual report
Record funding for local services and more police officers than ever before in Surrey are among key achievements highlighted in the Commissioner's Annual Report for 2022/23 published this month.

Cover of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Annual Report for 2022-23

Over £5m was awarded to charities and other organisations in the county that improve community safety and reduce vulnerabilities, support victims of crime and help tackle the root causes of offending. 

 The Commissioner also praised Surrey Police following the recruitment of 395 new police officers since 2019 - making the Force the biggest it has ever been.
172 visits carried out by Independent Custody Visitors last year
Commissioner Lisa Townsend praised the vital role of Independent Custody Visiting (ICV) Volunteers this month after they carried out 172 unannounced visits to check on the welfare of over 700 people held in Surrey Police custody last year. 
The ICV Scheme Annual Report highlights the unique and important impact that custody visiting has on maintaining trust in policing and improving the conditions of custody for both detainees and staff, as well as more details of how you can get involved.
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