I know that crime and anti-social behaviour is a significant concern for many of my constituents, and I meet regularly with my colleagues in Surrey Police, as well as others, on tackling crime.
More police officers
I’ve been campaigning for more police officers in Surrey Heath to deal with anti-social behaviour, theft and burglary, and I welcome the additional 295 officers across Surrey since 2019, helping to fight crime, as part of the Government’s commitment to recruit 20,000 more officers. I’ve also welcomed additional police funding totalling £308.7 million for Surrey, which is an increase of £17.3 million on the previous year.
Safer train stations
It’s important for everyone to feel safe when travelling, and concerns have been raised about the safety of railway stations in Surrey Heath and the provision of CCTV. I’m in touch with South Western Railway and the Department for Transport regarding the renewal and improvement of CCTV systems in Surrey Heath’s railway stations to improve safety for passengers.
Tackling anti-social behaviour
Persistent anti-social behaviour causes widespread distress and I know it can have a devastating impact on individuals and neighbourhoods. I’m working with Surrey Police and Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Lisa Townsend, to help tackle crime locally, and I recently led a new Government taskforce dealing with anti-social behaviour. This work helped to create the Government's new Anti-social Behaviour Action Plan, which gives Police, Crime Commissioners, local authorities, and other agencies the tools to tackle the blight of anti-social behaviour facing communities.