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Talk by Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (26 September 2013)
On 26th September PCC David Lloyd gave a talk to the Harpenden Society on his role as the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner. He lives at Flamstead, had a son at St George’s and his office has just moved to the Police Station in Vaughan Road, Harpenden – so he came to us with at least some local connections.
In his talk he set his post in the context of local politics; he expressed his intention to focus on the victims of crime, who often feel lost in the system, rather than on policemen; he stated his intention to ‘bring everyone to the table’ (County, District and Town Councils, the health authorities and the private sector) and to avoid crime being just an issue for the constabulary; and he outlined his two main duties (to prepare a Police and Crime Plan for 2013 and beyond and to hold the Chief Constable to account).
He then spoke on four themes that are addressed in his Police and Crime Plan:
The meeting was reported in the Herts Advertiser, which drew attention to the Town Mayor’s comment that unnecessary and unjustifiable fear of crime was an issue to be addressed in the town. Mr Lloyd commented that this was ‘the most difficult thing I have to try and do’.