Commissioner continues his 'learning curve' with visit to the University
The Police and Crime Commissioner were given a tour of the University of Hertfordshire and met students on a fact-finding visit recently.
Accompanied by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Quintin McKellar CBE and Dean of Students, Ross Renton, Commissioner David Lloyd made his first official engagement in Welwyn Hatfield with a visit to both College Lane and de Havilland campuses.
He was also accompanied by local councillors, Lynne Sparks and Duncan Bell, as well as Welwyn Hatfield Council’s Community Safety Manager Tim Beyer, Inspector Ian Grout and PC Eddie Courts from the University’s local policing team.
The Commissioner saw the Forum, which is open to the public as well as students - guided by the Commercial Director of the Student Union, Max Ross. He later met with Geraldine Ward from the Community Partnerships Office, head of the University’s security Dale Murphy and PCSO Daniel Webb from the University policing team. Commissioner Lloyd also spoke to a number of students on his visit.
Tackling Crime in the Community
He said: “It was no surprise to learn that crime rates on and around the University are among the lowest in the country. I was very impressed with the set up and ethos on campus.
“One of the students I spoke to said she wanted to become a Special Constable - I have put her in touch with the constabulary recruitment team and wish her the best of luck. She is precisely the sort of person the constabulary welcomes; intelligent, enthusiastic and someone who cares about helping others and creating a safer environment.”
He added: ““In Welwyn Hatfield we see the borough council, the county council and organisations, like the university, all working together to tackle crime. As Commissioner for Hertfordshire, I recognise the vital importance of working with a wide range of partners to cut crime and keep the county safe. Collective local leadership on crime, justice and community safety will be the key to cutting crime and tackling its causes.”
Getting in touch
More information regarding Commissioner Lloyd can be found on http://www.hertscommisioner.org. He is available for contact by email at email@example.com or phone on 01992 556600. Alternatively, written correspondence can be sent to Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, FREEPOST ANG6281, Hertford, SG13 8YS.