The largest ever survey of victims of anti-social behaviour has revealed that Surrey Police are in the top 3 forces for satisfaction in the way they deal with it.
The report questioned over 9 thousand people, whilst all 43 forces also underwent an inspection.
More than 70% of Surrey respondents said they were satisfied, compared to the national average of 63%.
The report, â€˜A Step in the Right Directionâ€™, was published by Her Majestyâ€™s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). It highlights that more needs to be done across England and Wales to ensure repeat and vulnerable victims are recognised and supported from an early stage.
Surrey Police Assistant Chief Constable, Rob Price, said: â€œI welcome the findings of todayâ€™s report. Surrey Police is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and will endeavour to put the Surrey public first by prioritising issues that are of most concern to local communities.
â€œOur victim-focusedÂ approachÂ with our partners has not only been recognised by the Home Office Tilley Awards in 2011 for our Drive SMART campaign, but also in our public confidence figures.
â€œBy co-locating the Safer Neighbourhood Teams with borough and district council colleagues,Â joint work to address issues related to anti-social behaviour have been further strengthened through increased information sharing among partners.
â€œBut we knowÂ there isÂ more to be done and we are constantly thriving to improve the service we provide â€“ particularly in relation to vulnerable or repeat victims. Going forward, the Force has introduced a telephone Question and Answer set to ensure a consistent approach when dealing with calls relating to anti-social behaviour.
“This, together with further technical developments in the recordingÂ of information, will assist us to better identify repeat and vulnerable victims of ASB at an early stage.â€