Herts Police announce new Assistant Chief

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Hertfordshire Constabulary has announced its new Assistant Chief Constable.

Michelle Dunn, former Essex Police Chief Superintendent, was given the role after being put through a rigorous selection process.

The interview panel included Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd, Bedfordshire Chief Constable Colette Paul, Cambridgeshire Deputy Chief Constable Alec Wood and Andy Bliss, Chief Constable for Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Commissioner Lloyd said: “This is an important role and I am delighted that a candidate of Michelle’s quality has applied and been appointed. Greater collaboration will allow police and crime commissioners the opportunity to deliver local policing even more effectively.”

The new assistant chief constable's role will involve leading the three-force operational support project for the strategic alliance, which will look at how the three forces will deliver call handling , custody arrangements and criminal justice and will impact upon more than 600 police officers and staff.

Dunn said: “I am absolutely delighted to take up this role working for three excellent forces. I am looking forward to what I know will be a challenging role bringing together some really important elements of policing that have a direct impact on the public and the service we provide. I am committed to working with officers and police staff from all three counties in the months ahead as the plans begins to take shape.”

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10:40am Sun 4 May 14

studio70. says...

Lloydy's old mate- now there's a surprise
Lloydy's old mate- now there's a surprise studio70.
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5:43pm Sun 4 May 14

Frank Ward says...

Why do we need another senior Police Officer?
We already have a Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, former leader of Hertfordshire County Council monitoring the activities of the Chief Constable, Andy Bliss.
Meanwhile, back in Boreham Wood it is only a matter of time before some enterprising group organise an award winning 'Spot a Cop' week with even the most eagle-eyed vigilant members of the community struggling to win a prize.
The estimated costs of having this American inspired Police and Crime Commissionaire is two hundred and twenty five thousand pounds each year for a former politician to watch an experienced police officer at work.
This amount would have funded at least four much needed police officers to pound the beat here in Boreham Wood.
The argument used by some is this new post is essential to ensure that the interests of the public are protected.
Well it may be a revelation to the Grandees of County Hall and the Conservative Government responsible for imposing this additional costs on our community, following a visit to the United States by Prime Minister, David Cameron, but if the rest of us mere mortals required a monitor to ensure we performed diligently in our paid employment we would simply be dismissed.
The problem of declining morale among our police forces throughout the country is the absence of proper funding and the need for a drastic overhaul and reduction of the massive paperwork administration required on everyday activities of crime investigation which may then enable the friendly neighbourhood bobby to be returned to the beat.
What we don't need is a politician whose Conservative Government and their predecessors, the Labour Party who are jointly responsible for the present scenario of declining morale within our police forces to then carve themselves new careers when they tire of playing party politics?
Frank Ward
Chairman
Hertsmere UKIP
Why do we need another senior Police Officer? We already have a Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, former leader of Hertfordshire County Council monitoring the activities of the Chief Constable, Andy Bliss. Meanwhile, back in Boreham Wood it is only a matter of time before some enterprising group organise an award winning 'Spot a Cop' week with even the most eagle-eyed vigilant members of the community struggling to win a prize. The estimated costs of having this American inspired Police and Crime Commissionaire is two hundred and twenty five thousand pounds each year for a former politician to watch an experienced police officer at work. This amount would have funded at least four much needed police officers to pound the beat here in Boreham Wood. The argument used by some is this new post is essential to ensure that the interests of the public are protected. Well it may be a revelation to the Grandees of County Hall and the Conservative Government responsible for imposing this additional costs on our community, following a visit to the United States by Prime Minister, David Cameron, but if the rest of us mere mortals required a monitor to ensure we performed diligently in our paid employment we would simply be dismissed. The problem of declining morale among our police forces throughout the country is the absence of proper funding and the need for a drastic overhaul and reduction of the massive paperwork administration required on everyday activities of crime investigation which may then enable the friendly neighbourhood bobby to be returned to the beat. What we don't need is a politician whose Conservative Government and their predecessors, the Labour Party who are jointly responsible for the present scenario of declining morale within our police forces to then carve themselves new careers when they tire of playing party politics? Frank Ward Chairman Hertsmere UKIP Frank Ward
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