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HMICFRS is consulting on our proposed fire and rescue services inspection programme

Please give us your views by 5pm on Friday 29 November 2019.

Surrey Police

 

Surrey Police provides policing services to the county of Surrey. Surrey is generally affluent. The police force area covers 642 square miles in the south east of England. Around 1.2 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the outskirts of Greater London, as well as several other distinct urban areas, including the towns of Guildford, Reigate, Staines and Esher. The resident population is ethnically diverse, with 10 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in, or travel through the area each year. The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

Read more about this area

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Zoë Billingham is HMI for Surrey
  • HMICFRS policing region: The force is in the Eastern region

Contact Zoë Billingham (e-mail address)

HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this force

HMICFRS independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

 

Key facts

Force Area

642 square miles

Population

1.19m people 8% local 10 yr change

Workforce

87% frontline
2.99 per 1000 population
15% change in local workforce since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.04 per person
Local 5 year trend

Cost

49p per person per day local

Surrey PCC

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David Munro

Surrey Police

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Chief Constable Gavin Stephens, appointed in April 2019

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