Hertfordshire Constabulary is a modern, proactive and flexible police force. We put the communities we serve first and are there for victims when they need us the most.
We are responsible for policing an area just twelve miles north of central London, with a population of around 1.2 million people across an area of 632 square miles, in addition to many more who commute daily through and around the county.
Hertfordshire has one of the fastest growing populations in the country which is bringing significant increases in demand for policing services and exciting opportunities for the future!
Hertfordshire is a fantastic place to live and work, providing a mix of rural and urban communities, thriving businesses together with some of the best transport links in the country. The county is full of contrasts that blend together to create a superb quality of life for both residents and visitors. Prosperous new towns have developed alongside historic market towns whilst country lanes and sleepy, picturesque villages are never far away.
There are excellent employment and leisure opportunities whilst London and all it has to offer is on the doorstep. Whilst neighbourhood policing provides the bedrock for the Constabulary in delivering the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan, this is supported by strong local partnership working and excellent investigative capability.
We also collaborate with Bedfordshire Police and Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which provides many specialist operational functions and organisational support services.
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You’ll be supported by a friendly team and welcomed, whatever your background.
In addition to a competitive salary, pension and annual leave, a career with Hertfordshire Constabulary offers many benefits!
Our staff support their community, and we do our utmost to support our staff.
Recognising the benefits of flexible working, we offer all police officers and police staff the opportunity to apply for flexible working patterns. All requests will be given full consideration and balanced against operational policing needs.
Prevention First is a transformative operating model that has shifted our policing focus to a preventative way of working.
We have a strong track record in partnership work to stop repeat crime, victimisation and harm, but we now work to prevent problems occurring in the first place. By understanding why operational and organisational issues occur and tackling them, as well as deploying criminal justice and enforcement options appropriately, we can reduce demand.
Prevention First is a significant part of our response to the unprecedented demand that policing is now seeing across a range of complex areas. We are proud to say that we are the first UK police force to take this innovative approach.
This focus is a gear shift from reactive to proactive policing and allows us to identify and tackle repeat and likely demand by working collaboratively with all relevant partners and the public.
This is a pivotal moment in Hertfordshire Constabulary’s history and the whole force is playing a part in this special journey as we continue to make monumental changes in the way that we police.
Prevention First: Putting prevention at the heart of all we do.
We will manage risks and protect people from harm.
We will work in partnership to safeguard the vulnerable.
We will support victims of crime and anti-social behaviour.
We will provide effective, evidenced based crime prevention.
We will reduce victimisation.
We will problem solve with the public and our partners.
We will seek to intervene early and support rehabilitation.
We will work with our partners and others to prevent offending.
We will bring offenders to justice efficiently and effectively.
We will be open, transparent and ethical.
We will listen to and build relationships with communities.
We will learn from what we do and strive to improve.
We will ask for, listen to and develop new and innovative ideas.
We will collaborate.
We will promote mental and physical wellbeing.
Living and working in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire is a strikingly diverse county to live and work in, encompassing thriving urban areas and picturesque countryside. Provided below are some useful links on moving to Hertfordshire:
Within our Sports and Social Club, you can enjoy access to a wide range of activities, as well as participating in the force lottery. The club also offers many discounts, special offers, trips, and events for all members. The majority of the trips are also open to family and friends at a non-member price. Paid membership of the club is available to serving Police Officers, Police Staff, retired members, and members of the Special Constabulary. There are also honorary, social, temporary and associate members.