Nick Hurd visited Welwyn Garden City to discuss police funding, resources and listen to the experiences of some of the constabulary’s officers.
The minister is visiting police forces around the country.
Speaking after the meeting, the Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said:
“It was great to have the minister come and meet our hard-working officers and staff, as well as discuss the important issues in policing today.”
“Alongside Deputy Chief Constable Michelle Dunn, we made a strong case about the future of the funding we receive from government, and set out the challenges facing our force."
“I was also able to update the minister on the progress of our submission to the Home Office for the future of fire governance in Hertfordshire.”
Nick Hurd, Minister for Policing and the Fire Service:
“It was a pleasure to visit Hertfordshire Police headquarters and to hear the important views of the frontline officers about the challenges they face. What was clear from discussions is the dedication the officers show to their role and to their communities."
“This meeting is part of a wider programme of engagement I am leading with PCCs and police forces across the country on the changing nature of demand on police resources, the impact of that change and how that can be managed as efficiently as possible. I look forward to working with Hertfordshire police as this work continues.”