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Hertfordshire's Police and Crime Plan - 'Everybody's business'


Building on strong foundations; Public Focus; Offender Pays; Business Sense


As part of my job I need to produce a Police and Crime Plan – laying out plans for policing and the other services that keep Hertfordshire safe, as well as explaining how budgets will be spent.


The draft plan went out for public consultation in early February 2013 and drew nearly 200 responses from Herts residents, businesses and organisations. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond.


The final plan reflects your feedback and sets out my vision and the direction I want us to be headed in.


Everybody's Business







Click on the image to view the final version.










What’s in the plan?

The plan recognises the great successes of the Constabulary and partners to date and proposes continual improvement, building upon these strong foundations. I want to ensure we continue to deliver effective local policing, that our detection and conviction rates remain high and that we continue to protect especially our most vulnerable.


And underpinning all of our work there are three main strategic themes:

  • Public focus
  • Offender pays
  • Business sense

The public focus theme is about greater customer care across the criminal justice system, about greater support for victims of crime and about more active citizens.


The offender pays theme is about making offenders pay for the costs they create as well as setting up paid rehabilitation schemes. And it is about a concerted attack on criminal assets to recover the proceeds of crime.


The business sense theme is about working more closely with local businesses, about efficiency and about taking a more business-like approach to Constabulary and partnership use of resources and assets.


Getting involved

It is my role to write this plan and to drive it forwards, in conjunction with the Chief Constable and with partner agencies like the county, district and borough councils, but it is a plan that asks more of all of us, across the county. I want the County to be proud of its Constabulary, of its leadership and of its reputation as being a very safe place to live and work.


I value your comments and questions and I want to hear your views. Please follow the link to my contact details page.


Strategic Direction 2014-15


Click here to read the strategic direction for 2014-15.