Commissioner's website receives quality mark
The website for Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has been recognised for its transparency and openness at an event held in London yesterday (Wednesday 28th October). 

The ‘Transparency Quality Mark’ was awarded by CoPaCC, an organisation that scrutinises and monitors PCCs nationally (its name is short for ‘Compares Police and Crime Commissioners’). CoPaCC has evaluated PCC websites across the country against their statutory requirements for transparency of information and has given its own Quality Marks to those that it judged had met them.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire was one of nine awarded with the ‘Quality Mark’ yesterday and Herts PCC Chief Executive Roy Wilsher attended the event to collect the award.

Mr Wilsher said: “I was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire. The award follows a complete redesign of the Herts PCC website and the feedback we received from CoPaCC was that we were leading the way in terms of access to information for the public. They were particularly impressed that a ‘transparency’ section was now clearly linked from the website’s homepage. This innovation was one that they were keen to see replicated on other PCC websites.”

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: “Since our introduction, PCCs across the country have been shining a light on policing in the UK. It is important therefore that we lead by example and that our own offices and websites are open and transparent as well. Whether it be seeing how we work, seeing what money we’ve spent or what decisions I have made, this information should be easily accessible to the public. It is excellent to see the work we’ve done here in Hertfordshire being recognised nationally.”