The Conservatives have defeated independent Kevin Hurley as police and crime commissioner for Surrey
Former Army major and Surrey County Council chairman David Munro took 100,122 votes including second-preferences.
Mr Hurley, who was standing for re-election as an independent, came second with 57,681 votes.
Counting went into a second round, after Mr Munro led the first round with 35.3%.
He said: “I am delighted in the confidence shown me by Surrey residents and promise to serve them to the best of my ability for the next four years.
“I am particularly looking forward to working with the chief constable and all ranks and staff of Surrey Police in our joint enterprise of serving everyone in Surrey.”
Kevin Hurley, outgoing PCC, said: “In my day as a police officer, we used to say ‘the public gets the police force they deserve’ and in this case, they will get the police force with the budget that they voted for.”
Mr Munro campaigned to give Surrey Police a “fresh start” after the force was rated inadequate at protecting vulnerable victims.
He plans to stand down as a county councillor in Farnham.
BBC Surrey political reporter Jack Fiehn said one of Mr Munro’s first jobs would be to appoint a permanent chief constable, after Lynn Owens left last year to head the National Crime Agency.
Mr Hurley said in February he had considered seeking her dismissal after inspectors raised concerns about public protection and child safeguarding in Surrey.
During the election campaign, Mr Hurley said he wanted to “batter and break the legs” of a man convicted of a stabbing – comments attacked as “vile” and “irresponsible” by Mr Munro.
Candidates who stood in Surrey are listed alphabetically by surname below. BBC News App users: tap here to see the results.
|Candidate||Party||Results after second round|
|Kevin Hurley||Zero Tolerance Policing ex Chief||57,681|
|Candidate||Party||Results after first round|
|Kevin Hurley||Zero Tolerance Policing ex Chief||41,603|
|Paul Kennedy||Liberal Democrat||29,933|