Commissioner swears to serve Hertfordshire without fear or favour
Following his election as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd swore a public oath of impartiality.

The oath, which can be viewed in full here, was sworn in front of Mike Walker, the Police Area Returning Officer for the first Herts Commissioner election, following the vote count in Ware. It was witnessed by an audience of key Hertfordshire leaders, those involved in the election, and the county’s media. 

The swearing of an oath is a legal requirement for the 41 new Commissioners across England and Wales. It also provides a platform for them to set out publicly their commitment to tackling their new role with integrity, impartiality and fairness and to underline the significance of giving the people a direct say over local policing.

As the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner, David will be working with the public, the police and leaders across Hertfordshire to cut crime and keep communities safe. Over 122,000 votes were cast; David secured over 60% of the vote and a majority of over 22,000.

David Lloyd said: “I want to be the Commissioner for all the people of Hertfordshire. Swearing the oath is an important symbol of my impartiality and a clear statement of my intent.

“I hope that in the months to come I will be able to repay the faith of all those who voted for me – and I will work hard to earn the trust of those who did not.”
Text of the Police and Crime Commissioner Oath
I, David Edward Lloyd, do hereby declare that I accept the office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire.
I do solemnly and sincerely promise that I will serve all the people of Hertfordshire in the office of police and crime commissioner without fear or favour.
I will act with integrity and diligence in my role and, to the best of my ability, will execute the duties of my office to ensure that the police are able to cut crime and protect the public.
I will give a voice to the public, especially victims of crime and work with other services to ensure the safety of the community and effective criminal justice.
I will take all steps within my power to ensure transparency of my decisions, so that I may be properly held to account by the public.
I will not seek to influence or prevent any lawful and reasonable investigation or arrest, nor encourage any police action save that which is lawful and justified within the bounds of this office.