Commissioner Welcomes New HMIC Report
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire has welcomed several reports from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary.

The inspectors looked at the leadership of the organisation and also the way the force behaves ethically.

It was graded as ‘Good’ for the “legitimacy” (ethical behaviour) strand of the inspection.

Reacting to the report, David Lloyd said: “I’m pleased to see HMIC score Hertfordshire as a good force overall in this inspection.”

“HMIC is a useful tool for us as it provides valuable insight into our operations and structures, enabling me to hold the Chief Constable to account on behalf of the people of Hertfordshire.

This report has highlighted several areas for improvement, including in our Professional Standards Department, and I will be ensuring the Chief takes these recommendations forward.”

“Work had already begun to improve that area of the force at the point of the inspection though as this department is shared with Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire forces and I will be speaking to my fellow commissioners to ensure those issues are rectified.”

“It’s encouraging to see HMIC also commend the force’s leadership, so I expect the areas highlighted by the inspectors to be addressed quickly.”

More details about the report can be found here. You can also read Hertfordshire Constabulary's response to the inspection here.