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The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire is
challenging individuals, organisations and businesses across
Hertfordshire to consider what more they can do to help keep
Hertfordshire safe, as he launches his volunteering strategy.
“Keeping Hertfordshire safe is something we all have a stake
in and to which we can all make a contribution,” commented
Commissioner David Lloyd. Commissioner Lloyd will
unveil his new strategy at the Police Community Volunteers Awards
Ceremony, to be held at Hertfordshire Constabulary Headquarters in
The strategy serves as a consultation document, actively seeking
people’s views on how a range of volunteering options could be
further developed to encourage even more people to consider how
they can play their part in keeping the county safe. It also
seeks to explore ways to cut down on instances of red tape and
bureaucracy that can sometimes hinder or prevent people from
getting involved in volunteering.
Commissioner Lloyd highlights the great tradition of voluntary
work in Hertfordshire, with more than 40 per cent of the county’s
residents regularly lending their time to support others.
He commented: “The police and the criminal justice services
are hugely aided and augmented by the direct involvement of local
people prepared to volunteer their own time to do something for
their community. This ranges from the Special Constabulary to
the Magistracy, from custody visiting schemes to Neighbourhood
Watch and work with young offenders.”
He added: “I want now to build on this excellent record of
civic participation and explore how we can draw on the skills,
energy and commitment of the public – whether that be individuals,
organisations or local businesses - to make things
The consultation document also seeks to explore how volunteering
options can be made more accessible and to ensure those that do
volunteer their time and skills are given the necessary support,
and that their contributions are fully valued.
Commissioner Lloyd can also be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can follow the Commissioner on Twitter @HertsPCC and find out
more on his Facebook page (Herts PCC).
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