Prime Minister meets with David Lloyd
Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has met new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to discuss officer numbers.

The pair spoke at Downing Street about how many officers from the government’s promised 20,000 extra officers nationally would be coming to the county.

During the visit Mr Lloyd also had a round table discussion with Home Secretary Priti Patel about priorities in policing and the justice system.

   New Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed policing in Hertfordshire with Mr Lloyd

“One of the most important aspects of my job representing the people of Hertfordshire as their Police and Crime Commissioner, is that I can raise their concerns at the very top level of government.

“I welcome the Prime Minister’s promise to recruit 20,000 new officers in England and Wales over the next three years. He asked my views of how best they could be used and what difference they would make.

“Hertfordshire has not has not had a large cut in officer numbers as seen in some other parts of the country. The Chief Constable and I have been committed to maintaining a neighbourhood policing model.”
He added: “Last month our officer numbers went over 2,000 for the first time since 2011. In the intervening years it has never been lower than 1,911.

  Home Secretary Priti Patel chairs a meeting with Mr Lloyd (seated top left)

Earlier this year Mr Lloyd joined former Prime Minister Theresa May at Number 10 for a summit on serious youth violence and knife crime.

The proposed boost to police numbers comes as Mr Lloyd is consulting the public over his refreshed Police and Crime plan.

It is currently published in draft form and open for the public to submit their view on what priorities matter to them.

Residents, charities, businesses and partners are being encouraged to share their thoughts on how to make the county safer, including how it is policed and how the extra officers should be deployed.

   Mr Lloyd (far right) earlier in the year with former PM Theresa May

The consultation will run until Thursday August 29th 2019. Feedback can be given by email to or sent by post to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, Harpenden Police Station, 15 Vaughan Road, Hertfordshire, AL5 4GZ.

After consultation the final plan will be presented to the Police and Crime Panel and published in late September.

More information can be found by visiting the Public Consultation page. You can also follow the Commissioner on Twitter @HertsPCC and find out more on his Facebook page: HertsPCC.