Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.  
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Hitting the ground running
Following the rigours of the election campaign and the subsequent media agonising over the legitimacy of the reforms, the bald fact is that we now have 41 new Commissioners across the country of which I am one. I now have three and a half years to persuade the residents of Hertfordshire that this is an important role and that they were right to elect me.

The job starts now - so what will be different?


I promised I would hit the ground running in my campaign, and I have. In a busy first few days I have had productive meetings with the police, partners and members of the public as well as getting together with my small central team to discuss the important challenges ahead.

I was totally clear that the first people I needed to meet were those who are most central to my thinking - and who should be equally central to all criminal justice leaders - survivors of crime. I was privileged to hear first hand about their experiences and to meet the volunteers and staff from Victim Support and Probation who work with them.


This is a big difference you will see with me as your elected Commissioner. I will work hard to ensure that victims’ voices are listened to, no matter how inconvenient that might be to those that have to deal with the consequences.

 
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On day one, I also visited Waltham Cross to meet members of the local community and the Safer Neighbourhood policing team. I was delighted that local councillors were also able to join us - cutting crime is not just a job for the police alone and they know it.

Over the next few weeks I will be visiting every district in the county - meeting local people to understand their concerns on policing and crime. I will be doing this in a range of community venues, from schools and youth centres to hospitals and fire stations. This is a big job, and I will be calling on the full range of local leaders to play their part. This means working in partnership - on health, on community safety and on reoffending.

I want to be the Commissioner for all of the people of Hertfordshire. I said as when I took the oath of office. And I want to make it easy for you to have your say - please use the contact me link to find out how to get in touch.