About Us

Hertfordshire Constabulary



Chief Constable Charlie HALL 1Welcome to the Hertfordshire Constabulary website. We hope that you will enjoy the new pages and extra information we now provide.


This website is under continuous development and we would welcome any feedback you have about our site via the feedback form.




Round the clock more than 3,600 police officers and police staff work hard to provide a policing service to the public of Hertfordshire, supported by more than 400 Specials.


Together we look at where we can make the most difference to improving the quality of everyone's lives, and creating a safer Hertfordshire.


In our work we put our communities first - we want to be there when victims need us the most and when criminals don't. But, most importantly, we want people to be safe and feel safe whether they are in their homes, on the streets or at work in our county.


The Constabulary polices an area of 632 square miles, with a population of well over a million. The mix of villages and towns, with some of the busiest roads in Europe, place a variety of demands on the police. The county's landscape is also diverse ranging from the urban borders of London to beautiful National Trust areas.


Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City provides a support and administrative function for the Constabulary and is the base for the Chief Constable and his executive team. Policing of the county is overseen by the Local Policing Command (LPC) Team.


The Constabulary, policing style and organisation is designed to provide a modern, flexible force and an effective policing service for Hertfordshire.


More locally based Neighbourhood Teams work in local partnerships at ward district and borough council level.


Working with these other agencies and the public, we have achieved some excellent results. Our low crime rate means we are one of the safest counties in England and Wales.


Despite our successes we can't afford to be complacent. We have ambition and will continually seek improvement through listening and learning and looking hard at ways we can do our job better, so we can achieve safety, justice and reassurance for all communities.