Surrey Police commissioner opens £10m reserve fund for flood relief

Whatever is needed: The money will help those in need

Whatever is needed: The money will help those in need

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Surrey Police’s £10m reserve funds have been made available as flooding continues across the county.

Kevin Hurley, police and crime commissioner for Surrey, said the chief constable would have access to the money to support the police force’s work in the rescue and recovery effort.

The reserve funds will be used for whatever equipment or personnel resources the police decide is necessary for their role within the response to the floods.

Mr Hurley said: “I want to make sure that the chief constable has the resources she needs to support her officers and staff out there on the ground and help us to do as much as we can for the communities affected.

“I am in regular contact with the chief constable on this situation and will continue to closely monitor the level of financial support required.

“This is having a drastic impact on tens of thousands of Surrey residents. We maintain our financial reserves for just such times of emergency and we will do whatever it takes to help protect life and property in the flood areas, as well as helping these communities to get back on their feet when the waters have subsided.”

The reserve money, which totals £10m, will be kept under close scrutiny and Mr Hurley said he would continue to communicate with the chief constable on the situation.

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9:16pm Tue 11 Feb 14

EwellMan says...

So after pleading poverty and having to raise council tax this year because of a shortfall in funding although they have sold off the police stations for millions Kevin Hurley manages to find the key to Surrey Polices £10 milllions reserve fund.

Thats right, not 100k, not 500k and not even a million, 10 million pounds.

I think we know who the biggest criminal is in Surrey!!! I want answers Kevin Hurley, Surrey Police were supposed to have no money hence you fleecing Council tax payers for more money.

Shame you couldnt find this money before the rain to add extra police to the street to fight the increasing crime in Surrey, especially Epsom and Ewell
So after pleading poverty and having to raise council tax this year because of a shortfall in funding although they have sold off the police stations for millions Kevin Hurley manages to find the key to Surrey Polices £10 milllions reserve fund. Thats right, not 100k, not 500k and not even a million, 10 million pounds. I think we know who the biggest criminal is in Surrey!!! I want answers Kevin Hurley, Surrey Police were supposed to have no money hence you fleecing Council tax payers for more money. Shame you couldnt find this money before the rain to add extra police to the street to fight the increasing crime in Surrey, especially Epsom and Ewell EwellMan
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