Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has written to the Home Secretary, appealing for her to increase funding for the police in Watford. His letter emphasises the critical need for adequate resources to effectively combat crime and maintain the safety
Watford Council works closely with the police, community groups, and the Police and Crime Commissioner, working hand in hand to tackle anti-social behaviour through the community trigger, which empowers victims of crime by providing them with a stronger voice. However, higher police numbers and a return to community policing is needed to reduce crime.
In the letter, Mayor Taylor highlighted the unique challenges faced by Watford, which has a bustling High Street and a significant number of visitors from across the UK and beyond. This means that special consideration is needed for Watford, with more police on the high street to deal with anti-social behaviour.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said:
“I appreciate the outstanding work that our dedicated police officers are doing day in and day out to keep our community safe. However, it is evident that they do not have the resources they need to tackle crime effectively. We must ensure that they are adequately funded so they can continue to protect and serve our town with the utmost efficiency and professionalism."
You can read the letter here.