Hertfordshire Police needs to make £9 million savings

Borehamwood Times: Strategic plan for Hertfordshire Police launched Strategic plan for Hertfordshire Police launched

Hertfordshire Police Authority says it will need to make savings of £9million over the next year.

The police authority launched its Strategic Plan for 2012 to 2015 on Tuesday and revealed £38.5m of savings will have to be made by the end of the next three years.

However, the authority also announced the number of posts dedicated to neighbourhood policing will be maintained for another year.

There are also plans to improve the force’s local service, which will include more face-to-face contact with communities through victim support and Safer Neighbourhood Teams.

The meeting also revealed that overall crime throughout the county has fallen by 6 per cent for the same period last year.

Stuart Nagler, vice chair of the Police Authority said: “I have every confidence the Chief Constable and his team will rise to the challenge and achieve the required savings while continuing to keep Hertfordshire safe and free from harm.”

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1:50pm Thu 5 Apr 12

Billy_Boy says...

Start with sacking all the Equality/Diversity Managers/Executives, outreach officers and the rest of the silly PC nonsense that now inhabits our Police Force(sorry service!) Maybe then they will have the time return to what they're paid to do: enforce and uphold the law and not act like social service. It's a novel idea, I know, for our Chief Constables to contemplate, with their degrees in Sociology and Criminology. Sometimes I wonder if any of them have ever made an arrest in their careers!
Start with sacking all the Equality/Diversity Managers/Executives, outreach officers and the rest of the silly PC nonsense that now inhabits our Police Force(sorry service!) Maybe then they will have the time return to what they're paid to do: enforce and uphold the law and not act like social service. It's a novel idea, I know, for our Chief Constables to contemplate, with their degrees in Sociology and Criminology. Sometimes I wonder if any of them have ever made an arrest in their careers! Billy_Boy

4:09pm Tue 10 Apr 12

Pat Sperry says...

Well said Billy boy. How nice to hear some sensible comments and I couldn't agree with you more.
Well said Billy boy. How nice to hear some sensible comments and I couldn't agree with you more. Pat Sperry

1:14pm Wed 11 Apr 12

mr.taxpayer says...

I also agree too.

Get rid of these useless plastic support officers for a start, these clowns haven't even got the power of arrest!

You couldn't make it up.. Police that can't arrest you!!

Bet you we'll start seeing a lot more speed traps around though, that's a nice little earner for the police isn't it?
I also agree too. Get rid of these useless plastic support officers for a start, these clowns haven't even got the power of arrest! You couldn't make it up.. Police that can't arrest you!! Bet you we'll start seeing a lot more speed traps around though, that's a nice little earner for the police isn't it? mr.taxpayer

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