Good Rating for Hertfordshire Police Welcomed
Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd says he’s pleased to see government inspectors place a ‘Good’ rating on the county’s police force.

The Constabulary has received the grading following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services [HMICFRS] under the Efficiency strand of its investigations.

The force was rated as ‘Good’ in all areas, including the understanding of demand, which is an improvement on last year’s inspection.

The report also praises the Constabulary for the leadership of the force and way it has improved the first point of contact for the public.

David Lloyd says he’s pleased progress has been made:

“This is a positive report which has underlined the good work of the Constabulary officers and staff at keeping the population of Hertfordshire safe.

“I’m pleased to see HMICFRS highlights the improvements which have been made in the last year, particularly in understanding the demand on our officers and how we are planning for the future.

“The report also recognises the pressures we are facing and makes several recommendations around how we resource the service in the future, and I’m in regular dialogue with the Home Secretary about how we meet those challenges.

“However, I believe there is a wider issue here about what it is that HMICFRS inspect. There remains a question over whether they really inspecting the things which matter to the public, which are set out in my Police and Crime Plan.”

You can see the report here.