Police stations in Berkhamsted and Tring open for business
Residents and business owners in Berkhamsted and Tring have been reassured that their police stations are ‘open for business’.

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd attended a stall outside the police stations in both High Streets, along with local neighbourhood officers and police staff.

Members of the public were able to discuss their policing and crime priorities while they were reminded they still have operational police stations.

“I wanted to come to Tring and Berkhamsted as there is a false public perception that neither of them have a police station anymore,” said Mr Lloyd

“A large part of this may be because, like some other stations in the county, the walk-in front counter service was stopped several years ago.

“This decision was taken because only a couple of people a day ever came in. This was not an effective use of officers or police staff so they were redeployed in more proactive roles.

Both Berkhamsted and Tring are operational police stations for the use of on duty officers 24 hours a day although mostly officers will be out on patrol or responding to calls.

“Residents can still see an officer but they just need to make an appointment beforehand. The police can be contacted and crimes can be reported by calling 101, the police website and via the Herts Police phone app.”
He added:  “It is important that that the pubic get ample opportunity to tell me of their concerns around how their area is policed and what crimes are affecting them.

“Lots of people have come to talk to me today, to tell us what we are doing right and where they think we are going wrong.

Among the issues raised on the day were fly tipping, speeding, shop and cashpoint robberies and county lines drug dealing.

Mr Lloyd also gave out draft copies of his refreshed Police and Crime Plan entitled ‘Everybody’s Business’ which is currently open for public consultation at http://hertscommissioner.org/public-consultation.

Dacorum Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector Jeff Scott said: “The open days provided us with a great opportunity to meet the communities of Berkhamsted and Tring and remind everyone that there are locally dedicated police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) working from both the stations.

“It was a pleasure to speak face-to-face with the residents alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner, and some very positive discussions were had.”