Elected Mayor of Watford welcomes more police on the streets in Watford

Elected Mayor of Watford welcomes more police on the streets in Watford

Published: Friday, 25th January 2019

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor has welcomed the news that there will be more police on the streets in Watford. The Police and Crime Commissioner announced an additional 75 more officers across the County today. This is an addition to the new additional police officers for Watford town centre that the Mayor had campaigned for. The Mayor has also recently started a Town Centre Task Force to work on anti-social behaviour in the town centre, working with the Police, Watford Borough Council, the local BID and homeless charity New Hope. 

There has in the past been significant cuts to frontline policing in Hertfordshire.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said, ‘I’m pleased that the Police and Crime Commissioner has decided to increase police numbers after year on year cuts in numbers in Watford and across Hertfordshire. I’ve campaigned for a number of years about this and raise this regularly when I meet with the police. It’s clear that people in Watford want to see more police on our streets. This is a step in the right direction. It is vital that we must have more police officers on our streets to deter crime and help people to feel safe in their neighbourhoods.’
 

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