‘It’s everybody’s business to help me shape this plan’ says Herts police and crime commissioner

Police and crime commissioner David Lloyd launches the second edition of his policing plan

Police and crime commissioner David Lloyd launches the second edition of his policing plan - Credit: Archant

It’s business as usual for Herts police and crime commissioner David Lloyd, despite Labour threats to scrap his job if they win next month’s general election.

It’s business as usual for Herts police and crime commissioner David Lloyd, despite Labour threats to scrap his job if they win next month’s general election.

Mr Lloyd became the county’s first commissioner after winning a 2012 election which attracted a turnout of less than 15 per cent.

He was appointed to serve a fixed term of four years, with another election due next year, but he’s busy refreshing his ‘Everybody’s Business’ police and crime plan and wants to hear what priorities matter to people in the county.

Householders, businesses, charities and organisations are invited to have their say on how to tackle crime and make communities safer, giving their feedback by email or post.


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Mr Lloyd said: “When I came into office, I spent time listening to communities, local groups and partner organisations to hear about crime and policing concerns.

“That feedback became the foundation upon which I developed my first police and crime plan.

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“I feel that the time is right to take a fresh look at the plan and make sure the focus reflects the changing landscape and the new responsibilities of my office, putting victims at the centre of all that we do.

“We face new and complex challenges in the area of safeguarding, particularly cybercrime, domestic abuse, honour-based violence and child sexual exploitation.

“There is also the rising threat of new psychoactive substances, also known as ‘legal highs’, which are causing untold damage.

“It seems right to me that the new plan should reflect the changing nature of criminality and is responsive to these changes.”

The initial consultation will run until Friday, April 17, and responses can be emailed to theplan@Herts.pnn.police.uk or sent by post to the commissioner’s officer at 15 Vaughan Road, Harpenden, AL5 4GZ.

After April, a draft plan will be published for consultation and further comment during May before the final plan is presented to the Police and Crime Panel and published in June.

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