A police commissioner has expressed his satisfaction at the improvements made by his county’s force over the past year.

Hertfordshire Police received a ‘Good’ rating from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) under the ‘Efficiency’ strand of their investigations.

The grade represents and improvement from last year’s inspection, something which was welcomed by Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd.

He said: “This is a positive report which has underlined the good work of the Constabulary officers and staff at keeping the population of Hertfordshire safe.

“I’m pleased to see HMICFRS highlights the improvements which have been made in the last year, particularly in understanding the demand on our officers and how we are planning for the future.

“The report also recognises the pressures we are facing and makes several recommendations around how we resource the service in the future, and I’m in regular dialogue with the Home Secretary about how we meet those challenges.”

However, he was quick to question the methods of the HMICFRS, asking whether they were “really inspecting the things which matter to the public”, as set out in his ‘Police and Crime Plan’.