Strengthening local police

I am supporting Surrey Police to keep crime low in Elmbridge, by securing extra officers and giving them the powers for robust law enforcement. This includes reinforcing stop and search powers to target those carrying knives, and a £15m funding boost for Surrey Police this year.


Surrey Police reach recruitment target early

It was great to hear yesterday that Surrey Police has already reached its target of recruiting an additional 78 police officers in 2020/21. This brings the total number of officers in Surrey Police to 2,072.

Funding boost for Surrey Police

I was very encouraged by yesterday’s announcement that Surrey Police will receive an extra £5.4m from the government next year (2021/22). This is a 4.8% increase compared to this year, taking government funding for the police from £112.2m to £117.6m.

47 more police officers in Surrey

Yesterday, new Home Office statistics showed Surrey Police has recruited 47 additional police officers since the government began its major drive one year ago.