Martin Surl

Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner 2012 -21
Standing for re-election with the Liberal Democrats on the 2nd May 2024

“Every Crime Matters…
Because Every Victim Matters!”

Every crime must matter but due to austerity  – its hasn’t. I have shown I am independently minded and am passionate about our county and that is why I am standing again to  be PCC offering hope, a vision and investing in our frontline and our communities to keep Gloucestershire safe.

With over 35 years of policing experience from being a Gloucestershire bobby on the beat to investigating serious crimes and locking away criminals to my 8 and a half years as the county’s first Police and Crime Commissioner I have shown my passion for our county.

The last decade has been tough for the policing with budgets and officers and staff cut right to the bone. But during my time in office, we we’re always praised for financial stability that has in the last few years been put at risk.

Under my watch I pledge to make sure our police concentrate on the primary focus keeping us safe – by making sure every crime matter because every victim matters.

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TRUE TO MY WORD: When you see a chance take it

One of the advantages of having a Police and Crime Commissioner over the old system is that when an opportunity arises, decisions can be made more quickly. For example, in 2015 when I heard that the well-known photographic film company Kodak was about to put a three storey building on

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FACT CHECK: Rural Crime

Rural Crime or crimes in our rural communities are NOT … I repeat NOT out of control! This election has been marred for me, with people being very economical with the truth or I would go as far as saying telling out right lies. But I will continue to tell

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A compassionate approach: Tackling dog thefts

As an animal lover and dog owner, I understand the heartbreak of losing a family pet and I abhor the opportunist increase in dog theft that has evolved during the pandemic. Of course, penalties for offenders should be more severe to act as a deterrent to the illegal trade of

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FACT CHECK: When election promises don\’t add up

Police numbers are really important. We know that because we saw the impact it had when the number of officers nationally was cut by 20,000 – a figure that did not include the many support staff and other Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) also lost at that time.

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I’m on the starting grid…

I have been honoured to serve as your Independent Police and Crime Commissioner since 2012. I have kept my word, delivered everything I promised and kept party politics out of local policing. I hope you will let me continue.

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