Survey launched on police stations and contacting the Constabulary
Residents are being asked how they want to use their local police stations and their preferred way to contact the Constabulary.

To ensure the public know of the wide-range of options of how report crimes and ask for assistance they are being asked to complete a short survey.

Following the relocation of several police stations and the closure of under-used front counter services, a campaign is being launched to highlight their locations across the county.

It will focus on the extensive network of stations and bases in Hertfordshire as well as the availability of the Safer Neighbourhood Teams who work in every Hertfordshire District and Borough.

The survey will enable residents and business to feedback on if they know where their local station is and what is their preferred way of contacting the police in non-emergency situations which don’t require a 999 call.

Mr Lloyd with Chief Constable Charlie Hall at Hemel Police Station                            At St Albans Police Station in the city centre

Hertfordshire currently has 20 police stations which are available for members of the public to meet with an officer, if they call ahead to make an appointment.

The Commissioner and the Constabulary have also invested in enabling the public to engage via telephone on the 101 number, mobile phone, online and by virtual chat.

These can all be used to report matters such as: a crime, a concern, a vehicle collision, anti-social driving, fraud, certain lost and found property items, complaints and compliments.

Along with police forces nationally police are no longer taking reports of most reports of lost and found property, they now deal with official documents such as passports, suspected stolen items and illegal objects.

Reports of flytipping, lost or stray dogs, graffiti, noise nuisance and abandoned cars are dealt with by local authorities.

As well as ensuring police accessibility substantial investments have been made in mobile technology that helps frontline officers to stay out on patrol for greater periods, often only returning to a police station if they make an arrest.

The survey can be accessed and completed by following this link It will close on October 18th.

Hertfordshire’s twenty police stations are: Abbotts Langley, Berkhamsted, Bishop’s Stortford, Borehamwood, Buntingford, Cheshunt, Hatfield, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Oxhey, Rickmansworth, Royston, St Albans, Stevenage, Tring, Watford and Welwyn Garden City.

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