The county’s police boss has revealed his plan for the next five years, which will mean Herts remains one of the few counties to keeps a full ‘neighbourhood policing’ system.
Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has published the first draft of his refreshed Police and Crime Plan.
Members of the public and the Chief Constable tell me that neighbourhood policing is the best way to cut crime – so I have put it at the heart of the police and crime plan.Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd
Titled ‘Everybody’s Business 2015-2020’, it has been produced in consultation with the police and other industry experts and is now going out to public consultation.
Mr Lloyd claims that at the core of the revised plan is the protection of ten district teams, led by a senior officer.
He said: “Hertfordshire is a very safe county with an outstanding police force and we need to work together to maintain and build on that success.
“Neighbourhood policing works. It creates a police force that is embedded in, and supported by, a community working together to cut crime rather than a force that is distant and engages only when they are called in to clear up the damage.
“Members of the public and the Chief Constable tell me that it is the best way to cut crime – so I have put it at the heart of the police and crime plan.”
The final plan will be presented to the Police and Crime Panel which meets on June 11. It will then be formally published and become the over-arching strategy for the next five years.
To read the full plan visit www.hertscommissioner.org/public-consultation. To give your opinion email firstname.lastname@example.org or write by post to The Plan c/o the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, Harpenden Police Station, 15 Vaughan Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4GZ.
Submissions should be made by Monday, May 25.
You can follow the Commissioner on Twitter @HertsPCC