Pet rescue latest vindication of ‘compassionate’ police priority

Gloucestershire Police and RSPCA officers today seized more than a dozen dogs on a site near Gloucester.

Read more

Why can’t politicians be more like the police?

PCC Martin Surl's latest blog.

Read more

Gloucestershire Constabulary retains its green certification

Gloucestershire Constabulary has been re-awarded a certification to prove its eco-credentials.

Read more

Professional drivers targeted in latest mobile phone campaign

Figures show that 23% per cent of drivers, caught using a mobile phone while driving in Gloucestershire, were at the wheel of a commercial vehicle

Read more

Public steps-up to plug Home Office spending black hole

Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Panel today backed the PCC’s recommendation for a 4.99% increase in council tax to pay for policing

Find out more

Welcome to your OPCC Gloucestershire

How can we help?

A message from your PCC Martin Surl

opcc logo icon

A message from your PCC Martin Surl

I am a Gloucestershire man. My family has lived here for generations and I was born, brought up and educated here. I am also an Independent, which means I have no affiliation to any political party and I will remain independent because I strongly believe that party politics has no place in policing.

Get to know your PCC

The Commissioners Fund

The Commissioners Fund

PCC Martin Surl allocates 1% of the overall policing budget to the Commissioner’s Fund, supporting local projects which make Gloucestershire safer.

Read more and apply >

Office Transparency

Office Transparency

We are committed to being an open and transparent organisation click here to view accounts and spending.

Read more >

Police and Crime Plan

Our Six Priorities

The OPCC exists to make sure that policing is accessible and accountable to the people of Gloucestershire and that residents have an opportunity to shape policing priorities.

Find out more

Every crime matters, every contact counts

Gloucestershire is one of the safest places in the country in which to live and, for the vast majority of us, contact with the police is a rare occurrence. It is my expectation that should the Constabulary be called upon however, it will strive to understand and meet the reasonable expectations of local residents.

Safe and social roads

The ethos of safe and social roads is the ability to move around our communities in safety and with as much ease and convenience as possible; respecting other road users, cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians, encouraging people to walk and cycle in a safe and attractive environment and reducing air pollution wherever possible.

Older but not overlooked

This priority is about our commitment to older people, whether they live in their own homes, with family or are in residential care. We want older people to feel and remain an active part of our communities here in Gloucestershire.

Young people becoming adults

We need sensitive, relevant and effective policing to ensure our young people become law-abiding, productive members of society. The ‘system’ must work for them, not against them.

Safer days and nights

Gloucestershire has a strong night-time economy, but we need to reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder so that everyone can enjoy our parks, pubs and streets without fear.

A green and pleasant county (A compassionate approach)

We are taking action to operate in as responsible and sustainable way as possible. This priority also reflects our respect for all animals - domestic, farm and wild. It establishes a ‘compassionate approach’ to all animals, which is fundamental to our way of life.

Latest news from your OPCC