Commissioner's first official public engagement in Waltham Cross and
Day one of Commissioner David Lloyd’s new role as Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire started with a visit to a church hall, followed by an informal meeting with victims of crime, accompanied by volunteers and staff who work with them.
Residents and local councillors from Waltham Cross were invited to the impromptu event at the Baptist Church in King Edward Road, today (22nd November) to meet the Commissioner and hear how he intends to give the people of Hertfordshire a voice on policing and crime.
Commissioner Lloyd said: “Cutting crime is not just a job for the police alone, I believe firmly that working together with councils, health services and others holds the key to reducing crime. That’s why I was delighted to see today, alongside residents and the Safer Neighbourhood policing team, the leader of Broxbourne Council, Cllr Paul Mason, deputy leader Cllr Ray Hannam and Waltham Cross county councillor, Dee Hart.
“It was a privilege to hear first hand from survivors of crime about their experience also to meet the volunteers and staff from Victim Support and the probation service who work with them.”
He added: “Hertfordshire enjoys low levels of crime but every crime is one too many for those who become victims.  I will work with the Constabulary and partners to drive down crime, and put the needs of victims at the centre.”
A series of similar visits is planned around the county. Commissioner Lloyd is keen to hear what the issues are for local people and to meet the full range of partners who can help him  in the fight against crime.