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Surrey Police

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Roy Wilsher is HMI for Surrey.

This force is in the Eastern HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Surrey Police, we made the following judgments:

the extent to which the force is effective at reducing crime and keeping people safe is good.

the extent to which the force operates efficiently and sustainably requires improvement.

the extent to which the force treats the public and its workforce legitimately is good.

Read the full report for Surrey Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

645 square miles


1.2m people
up7% local 10 yr change


92% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.05 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down13% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.07 national level
up47% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


53p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Surrey Police.

About the force

Surrey Police provides policing services to the county of Surrey.  The police force area covers 642 square miles in the south east of England.

Surrey is generally affluent.

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.

What the force says

Connect with Surrey Police

Surrey Police website

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s website