PCC to Appear Before Home Affairs Select Committee
Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, has been called to give evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s investigation into the future of policing.

He will appear on Tuesday the 14th November before the committee and alongside other PCCs.

The committee’s inquiry is looking at all aspects of policing, including the funding of forces, and levels of demand.

David Lloyd, who is chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, will make the case for greater devolution of the policing budget to PCCs.
“Currently, we are limited in what we can raise by a cap set by the government. I would like to see PCCs have greater flexibility to set a budget based on the demands of their area.

“PCCs are the democratically accountable representatives for policing, and should be able to make a case to local people in order to deliver the police service they expect.

“We have seen significant increases in investigations involving complex fraud, other types of cybercrime, child sexual abuse and exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery and we are dealing with these whilst trying to maintain community policing.

“We must ensure that we have the resources available to deliver those services, and this inquiry helps to keep that at the front of our minds.”

The Home Affairs Select Committee has already heard from the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council.