Hertfordshire Constabulary wants to reassure residents that whilst incidents are taking place in London there have been no linked incidents of criminal disorder in the past 24 hours in the county.]
The force is aware of many rumours and concerned comments on social networking sites indicating that issues have arisen in different locations. However despite how well intentioned these messages are, they are not reflecting reality and should anything occur the main source of information would be the Constabulary’s official sites – these include our web pages, (wwwe.herts.police.uk) Facebook (search ‘Herts Police’) and Twitter (@HertsPolice ). Can we thank those members of the public who have supported our work in passing on our messages to friends and family – this is really appreciated and helps us reach so many more people.
The Constabulary is closely monitoring the situation and has deployed a small number of specialist officers from our Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Civil Contingencies and Public Protection Unit to the Metropolitan Police Service. We have retained all our key operational resources that we use day to day. However the force is well prepared to respond should any instances of violence occur and deal with offenders firmly. The county has an impressive CCTV network in operation across every town which can monitor and help deploy resources if ever required.
The community of Hertfordshire continue to work with the Constabulary at a variety of levels in monitoring the situation and join us in issuing a zero tolerance stance against criminal disorder. Anyone who feels concerned about their community should contact their local neighbourhood team which can found via our website or ring 101.For more information: Please contact Rachel Hyde in Corporate Communication on 01707 354820.