Crime is tackled in every local district and borough area by Community Safety Partnerships. These partnerships are made up of a wide variety of organisations all working together to make Surrey a safer place, including:
- Surrey County Council
- Surrey Police
- Borough and district councils
- Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust
- Other agencies and organisations determined locally, for example the local social housing provider
The above named organisations are under a duty to formulate and implement a strategy to tackle crime and disorder in their area.
Surrey Community Safety Board
In a two tier authority area such as Surrey, where a County Council works alongside District and Borough Councils, there is a requirement for a county level community safety strategy group. In Surrey this is known as the Community Safety Board (CSB). Chaired by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, its' membership includes a wide range of partners that work together to provide strategic leadership on issues that affect the whole of Surrey.
Current priorities are:
- Domestic Abuse
- High Harm Crime (serious organised crime, modern slavery, human trafficking)
- Prevent (counter terrorism)
The CSB also has oversight of the following issues:
- Anti Social Behaviour
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Mental Health Crisis
- Road Safety
- Substance Misuse
The CSB works collaboratively with other boards, such as the Health and Well-being Board to ensure they are working together effectively.
The Role of the Police and Crime Commissioner
David Munro was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey in May 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the work of Surrey Police, holding the Chief Constable to account and helping to tackle crime issues in Surrey in accordance with his Police and Crime Plan.
The Police and Crime Commissioner is also responsible for commissioning services that support victims, improve community safety, tackle drug use and crime, and reduce re-offending. To find out more about available funding, please visit: http://funding.surrey-pcc.gov.uk