Statement on Watford Custody Suite
Hertfordshire PCC statement on the review of custody facilities at Watford Police Station.

“I asked the police to investigate what impact – if any – the decision to close the custody suite in Watford had on the service at the unit. This is the second review into the changes.”

 “I’m pleased that the evidence shows there has been no marked increase in crime and police investigations have not slowed down. There were fears it might also reduce an officer’s ability to attend incidents but happily the figures show response times have not increased.”

“This is good news for residents in Watford and Hertfordshire, coming only a few months the first positive review of the changes. However, it’s important that the good work continues and I have asked the force to keep me informed of any future developments.”

David Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire

Letter to the PCC from Hertfordshire Constabulary