Police boss set to recruit new deputy

Police and crime commissioner David Lloyd

Police and crime commissioner David Lloyd - Credit: Archant

HERTFORDSHIRE’S police and crime commissioner David Lloyd is set to recruit a new deputy, nearly six months after the previous one quit amid controversy.

Dr Rachel Frosh resigned in February after retweeting a message comparing modern socialists to Nazis.

Dr Frosh was on £20,000 a year for working a two day week.

After she tendered her resignation, Mr Lloyd said he was “reflecting” on his need for a deputy.

The job vacancy is now being advertised on the commissioner’s website, but Herts Police have said the salary has not yet been decided.

Mr Lloyd’s deputy should be able to help with his busy schedule.

Published details of gifts and hospitality accepted by Mr Lloyd in April – the latest figures available – show he enjoyed dinners at five-star restaurants Luton Hoo and Auberge du Lac.

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He also enjoyed a corporate box, with lunch and drinks, at a Watford FC match, and met with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at the opening of the Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden.

That same month, he declined invitations to a presentation for the Hertsmere Volunteer Police Cadets, breakfast at a police forum, and an open day held by a drug and alcohol testing company.

A spokesman for Mr Lloyd said: “The commissioner has attended a range of events hosted by local public, voluntary and private organisations including businesses.

“The events the commissioner attends are important in supporting the delivery of an ambitious, expansive Police and Crime Plan that expressly seeks the input of the business community.

“The level of interest in, and contact with, the commissioner’s office is substantial and he cannot accept every invitation.”