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Hertfordshire Constabulary

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Roy Wilsher is HMI for Hertfordshire.

This force is in the Eastern HMICFRS policing region.

HMICFRS’s assessment of Hertfordshire Constabulary

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy), and other force assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessments of Hertfordshire Constabulary, we made the following judgments:


Read our other reports for Hertfordshire Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

634 square miles


1.2m people
up8% local 10 yr change


93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.24 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up1% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.06 national level
up10% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


50p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Hertfordshire Constabulary.

About the force

Hertfordshire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Hertfordshire. The police force area covers 634 square miles in the south east of England.

Although there are some areas of deprivation, Hertfordshire is generally affluent.

Around 1.1 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of St Albans, as well as the towns of Watford and Stevenage. The resident population is ethnically diverse, with 12 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

The transport infrastructure also includes a major rail station.

More about this area – What Hertfordshire Constabulary says

Connect with Hertfordshire Constabulary

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website