Tag Archives: Police

Sign the petition to stop police privatisation

From Robert Evans, Labour’s candidate for Surrey’s Police Commissioner   The Government wants Surrey Police to sell contracts to the private sector to run vital crime services like crime investigation, forensics, answering 999 calls, providing custody and a wide range of other police activities. This privatisation is being pushed by the Government on ideological and [...]

Surrey Police – private sector involvement on hold

We have previously reported on proposals for private sector companies to take over some of the work done by police officers. We are pleased to say that the proposals are now on hold – but this could be just a temporary halt. The Police Authority has called a pause only to clarify their proposals – [...]

Labour is with you – the Tories are out of touch

   Labour is with you Labour is changing so that we can make Britain fairer in tough times, We will take tough choices so that – even when there is less money around – we can build responsibility into our economy, stand up for the squeezed middle, and offer a decent chance to the next [...]

Crime up in Surrey – but the coalition are cutting police numbers

Surrey Police’s own figures have revealed that burglaries and robberies are rising sharply in Surrey. Burglaries were up 4.9% in October 2011 vs the same month in 2010, but robberies were up an astonishing 23.1%. And yet David Cameron and Nick Clegg are cutting the funding for police. There will be less police officers on [...]

Police stations being sold

The Surrey Advertiser reported last week that Surrey Police are not just closing police stations – they are now selling them off. November 16, 2011 COMMUNITY police stations including those in Dorking, Haslemere and Cranleigh have been put up for sale this week. Surrey Police Authority confirmed on Wednesday (November 16) that the desirable sites [...]