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The force says...
Surrey Police serves a population of 1.17 million covering an area of 642 square miles and is the most densely populated county in the South East of England. Surrey’s roads carry almost double the national average amount of traffic and its 62 motorway miles includes the busiest stretch of the M25. As well as its own policing challenges Surrey borders with the Metropolitan Police, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent with both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports also bordering the force.
Surrey hosts regular national cycling competitions following the 2012 Olympics and also boasts the best attended event in the British sporting calendar, the Epsom Derby, attracting 100,000 racegoers each year.
In 2017 there were 127,410 emergency calls and 340,636 non-emergency calls. Out of these we deployed to 85,875 incidents of which 72,705 were crimes.
16.43% of these crimes involved a vulnerable person. Public safety and welfare issues currently make up 44.7% of all incidents. To meet these demands the force has continued to significantly invest in its public protection teams with a further increase of 5.1% in numbers of officers and staff in public protection teams since the last financial year.
To tackle the emerging operational and financial challenges that jeopardised the effectiveness and sustainability of an effective police service in Surrey, the force launched a new local policing model called Policing in Your Neighbourhoods in April 2016 maintaining police numbers and rationalising police staff roles this policing model continues to develop.
To continue to deliver savings the force is collaborating bilaterally and regionally.
Policing in Surrey is delivered by over 4102 men and women with 2004 police officers supported by police community support officers, special constables, volunteers and police staff
Surrey Police has a budget of £213 million.
Disclaimer: the above statement has been prepared by Surrey Police. The views and information in it are not necessarily those of HMICFRS.