We are a modern, proactive and flexible police force. We put the communities we serve first and are there for victims when they need us most.
We currently employ more than 2,200 police officers, and 1,600 police staff, who are supported by almost 200 special constables and over 500 volunteers.
Hertfordshire Constabulary is the first police force in the country to adopt a Prevention First strategy in the way we tackle crime and demand and puts prevention at the heart of all we do.
In practice this means looking at the root causes of crime and other issues, taking a problem-solving approach that enables us to keep the public safe, prevent crimes from happening in the first place, reducing victims and driving down demand.
The county has a population of well over a million. The communities we represent are diverse with our geographical area ranging from the urban boundaries of London and our large towns, including St Albans, Stevenage and Watford through to pretty rural villages in the countryside.
Chief Constable Charlie Hall and his executive leadership team are based at headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, alongside staff that provide administrative support.
As well as our emergency response teams, at a local level Safer Neighbourhood Teams work with partners such as councils to promote safety and keep crime low.
We also have specialist investigation teams who help support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Ensuring we are providing the best service is essential. We are always reviewing our approach, learning from previous experiences and listening to feedback.
Everyone at Hertfordshire Constabulary takes personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish.