Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.  
Commissioner's Office: 01707 806100



David Lloyd, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire is proposing to raise the police element of Council Tax precept by £2 a month on the average household council tax rate* to invest in more officers, services for victims and to tackle emerging pressures around serious violence and cybercrime. 

Following the Police Funding Settlement announcement last week by the Home Office, David Lloyd will be able to raise an additional £10.7m for policing in Hertfordshire in 2019/20.

It is proposed that funding would be spent on retaining strong local policing, maintaining the increase in officer numbers and funding new investments around serious violence, travelling criminality, fraud and cybercrime.

Additional funding for officers will be used to provide a dedicated team that will be deployed to work in schools with young people to address serious violence and cybercrime.

Further investments are also proposed to improve the service and support that victims receive around cybercrime and fraud through an expansion of the Beacon Victim Support Team.

You can read the Commissioner’s open letter to residents below.

* This figure relates to a typical Band D property. Other bands would pay a proportionate amount.