is the territorial police force
responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire
. Its headquarters is situated in Welwyn Garden City
. The force is headed by Chief Constable Frank Whiteley
and its manpower consists of over 3,900 Police Officers and staff, supported by more than 410 Special Constables.
The Constabulary was founded in 1841, under the County Police Act
, five years after the Hertford Borough Police
and St Albans Borough Police
had been formed. In 1889, the Hertford Borough Police force was merged into Hertfordshire. St Albans remained independent until 1947.
Until 2000, parts of Hertfordshire (Hertsmere
and part of Broxbourne
council areas) were in the Metropolitan Police District
and covered by the Metropolitan Police Service
In 1965, the force had an establishment of 1,317 officers and an actual strength of 885.The Thin Blue Line
, Police Council for Great Britain Staff Side Claim for Undermanning Supplements, 1965
On 1 April 2010, Hertfordshire Constabulary launched its Local Policing Command (LPC), providing a more efficient and effective way to oversee the delivery of local policing services across the county. Victims of crime and members of the public who make contact with us should not notice the changes which have been made to protect community policing and crime investigation at every level.
The LPC replaced the previous three area commands, which reduced... Read More