Protecting Local Policing Commissioner's Open Letter
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd, has outlined his plans to protect local policing in the county in an open letter that seeks the views of local residents.

In the letter, the Commissioner sets out the scale of the financial challenge all forces face as well as his proposals to protect the local teams that cut crime and kept Hertfordshire safe. He discusses neighbourhood policing, the police’s share of the Council Tax bill, collaborating with other forces, outsourcing and sharing resources and facilities with other local services.

Commissioner Lloyd said: “My letter explains the tough choices that lie ahead for Hertfordshire and my ideas for tackling them.

“In some parts of the country police forces are meeting the financial challenge by centralising their services and reducing their local presence.  The Chief Constable and I are standing firm - not only because you have consistently told me that you value the Hertfordshire way of policing but because it cuts crime.

“I’m taking this opportunity to give people the chance to have their say on the decisions that need to be made to protect local services. This is your chance to tell me what you think.”