Guildford Borough is located in west Surrey, and borders Hampshire in the west, and Surrey boroughs of Mole Valley, Surrey Heath, Waverley, Elmbridge and Woking. It is Surrey’s most populous borough with an estimated population of 146,845 in 2016. The Borough is the second largest district in the county in terms of area, covering approximately 104 square miles (269 square kilometres).

The two principal urban areas are the town of Guildford and the urban area of Ash and Tongham in the west of the borough. Approximately half of the borough’s population live in the town of Guildford. Outside of the urban areas, 89% of the borough is designated as green belt. The southern part lies within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the borough also contains special protection areas, special areas of conservation, sites of special scientific interest and nonstatutory designations of sites of nature conservation importance and local nature reserves.

Guildford town centre has a thriving commercial centre both day and night. The night-time economy is vibrant and has a far reaching reputation drawing visitors from all over the South East. Alcohol and drug use can cause health and safety concerns and anti-social behaviour (ASB). ASB occurring from the night-time economy is a challenge for all local key partners and residents.

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Inspector Sam Turner


Sgt Phil Bayman


Sgt Ian Manners


Sgt Worsell 


PC Victoria Detomaso


PC Ryan Soper


PC Pippa Head
PC Madeline Neal 

PC Laura Madgwick-Smith

  • Heidi Budgen
    • Albury, Shalford, Compton, Holy Trinity, Shere, Gomshall, Peaslake and Farley Green
  • Sam Ives (Rural Community Officer)
    • Bellfields
  • Michael Stone
    • Ash Vale, Ash Wharf, Ash South, Eashing, Hurtmore, Shackleford, Puttenham, Seale & Sands and Tongham
  • Morgan Webb
    • Ash Vale, Ash Wharf, Ash South, Eashing, Hurtmore, Shackleford, Puttenham, Seale & Sands and Tongham
  • Liam Pugh
    • Ash Vale, Ash Wharf, Ash South, Eashing, Hurtmore, Shackleford, Puttenham, Seale & Sands and Tongham
  • Chrissy Moyes
    • Guildford Town
  • Spencer Roots
    • Guildford Town
  • Taylor Sterry
    • Guildford Town
  • James Stanley
    • Onslow and University
  • Lisa Clarke
    • The Horsleys, The Clandons and Effingham
  • Maisie Rowan
    • Pirbright, Worplesdon, Jacobs Well and Normandy
  • Damon Young
    • Burpham and Merrow
  • James Cooper
    • Send, Ripley, Wisley and Ockham
  • John Fidler
    • Park Barn and Westborough
  • Sue Robinson
    • Stoughton

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Additional questions for Borough Commander

Thank you for your question. I will ensure all our PCSO’s are briefed to make contact with their Neighbourhood watch members in their dedicated areas.

Yes we move from Mount Browne in Spring/Summer 2024 to Leatherhead.

We have two dedicated PCSO's for Ash and they do conduct regular foot patrols around the area. However i will inform them of this and see if there are more patrols that could be done.

We now have a dedicated problem solving tasking to deal with this increasing problem and ASB letters have been given to a number of the youths, as well as arrests and individuals being sent to our youth restorative justice team. The problems for the moment have calmed down mainly due to lock down. However we will increase patrols in the town centre when lock down starts to lift. I also work closely with our licencing officer so any offers of assistance can be channelled through the regular pub watch meetings would be great.

Yes we work closely with the university security team and conduct regular patrols at the university and surrounds. A number or persons have been arrested and charged with drug related offences.

As a neighbourhood team we always strive to work with our partners to solve problems affecting a community including problem addresses. Closure notices are a tool which both the council and police can use and it really depends on the circumstances on who takes the lead when these powers are being considered. In terms of numbers required to complain, there is no actual number placed on it. We would obtain anonymous statements from any residents affected and then present the evidence to a court who would decide on whether to actually grant a closure.

I would urge you to report either via 101 or online highlighting the criminal damage to property which you have seen. As a team we would then give these reports to our dedicated Stoughton PCSO who will investigate the issue.

Yes, definitely. The first port of call should be your local neighbourhood commander, who can then link in with other initiatives and schemes across the county.

Surrey Police work closely with Partner Agencies to reduce road collisions and casualties. And where there are specific locations identified through data, we will support any appropriate scheme that address the threat harm or risk to road users and pedestrians.

Surrey Police are statutory consultees concerning the setting of speed limits. Surrey County Council have a Setting of Speed Limits Policy that all new speed limit schemes are measured against. Surrey Police will support any scheme to reduce road risk through speed management, that conforms to this policy.