The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey David Munro is asking for the public’s views on his proposal to refresh his Police and Crime Plan for the county.
By law, the PCC has to produce a Policing and Crime Plan which sets the strategic direction for the Force and provides the basis for how he holds the Chief Constable to account.
The PCC has decided that half way through his current four year term of office he wants to further develop his original plan and is seeking the public’s views on a new draft through a short survey that can be found here: Police and Crime Plan Survey
The plan features six revised priorities as below and the draft can be viewed here: Draft Plan
Tackling Crime and Keeping Surrey Safe
Building Confident Communities
Making Every Pound Count
A Force Fit for the Future
PCC David Munro said: “It is approaching two years since I took office and I believe now is a good time to revisit my Police and Crime Plan and refresh the six priorities within it.
“When I launched my original plan in the summer of 2016, I stated I wanted to help deliver a policing service the public can be proud of. Since then some real progress has been achieved.
“Under a stable Chief Officer team, a new policing model has been successfully embedded in Surrey allowing the police to balance demands from serious and complex crimes with the need to retain visible, local policing.
“At the same time Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Police and Fire & Rescue Services has recognised improvements made by the Force with improved grades in recent inspections, particularly in protecting vulnerable people.
“We must never rest on our laurels however and over the next two years I want to see Surrey Police, my office and our partners build on this progress. The best plans are ones that evolve over time so I want to update my Police and Crime Plan to reflect the challenges I believe Surrey Police need to tackle in the coming months.
“We must continue to stay ahead of new crimes, crack down on emerging trends as they occur such as the current increase in burglary, support victims and keep all of Surrey’s communities safe.
“The public have a key role to play I would like as many people as possible to take a few minutes to fill in our survey, give us their views and help us continue to shape the future of policing in this county.”
The survey can be filled in here and will be open until April 9.