South Oxhey police station 'open for business'
South Oxhey still has a police station and it is ‘open for business’ residents and business owners were reminded last week.

Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd visited the station in Oxhey Drive on Wednesday (August 21st) to reinforce the message there is a local neighbourhood police team base there.

During the event members of the public discussed issues with Mr Lloyd including officer numbers, anti-social behaviour, problem parking and the Hertfordshire victim service Beacon.

“One of the reasons I am here today is to reassure residents South Oxhey police station is open for business.

“It is very important that the public knows that just because front counters of police stations have been closed it does not mean the police stations are closed.

“Our research showed that only a couple of people a day ever used the front counters. This was not the best use of resources, it is better to have officers out on the streets.

“Also it is much easier and desirable now for the public to be able to report crime or interact with the police online.

“But it is important that people can still see an officer face to face, they just have to make an appointment beforehand.”

Sgt Daniel Amos from the South Oxhey Safer Neighbourhood Team and some of his team attended along with Cllr Sara Bedford, Leader of Three Rivers Council.

Sergeant Amos said: “I think our community connection event was really well received and it was great to get the opportunity to speak face to face with the local community about their concerns and issues.

“It was also a good reminder that, even though South Oxhey police station does not have an open counter service, there is a team of police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) based here who are dedicated to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in order to make the community a safe place to live, work and learn.”

The police station is in the same building as Citizens Advice, to which they lease part of the building.

Residents can report non-emergency issues by calling 101 or using the yellow phone outside the police station. Appointments can be made to see an officer with the same system.
The Constabulary can be reached via the Hertfordshire Police phone app or online here

Also in attendance was the Constabulary ECHO team who have recently launched a new paperless engagement platform for anyone to provide feedback on Hertfordshire Police.
People can use the ECHO system at or Text 66099 - Starting their message with “PCCyourviews” and their comments