Police are calling for public opinions to help set priorities for a refreshed Police and Crime Plan to reduce crime.

David Lloyd, Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner, has launched a public consultation for residents, charities, businesses and partners to help structure priorities for the revised community safety and criminal justice plan, ‘Everybody’s Business’.

The refreshed police plan looks at which crimes are the publics biggest concerns and how to best deploy the government’s funding of 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales over the next three years.

Priority areas for police deployment in Hertfordshire will be set after the consultation, but the actual number of new officers coming to Hertfordshire is yet to be announced.

Mr Lloyd said: “We live in a very safe county with an excellent police force. It is important to refresh the current plan to ensure we maintain and build on that success.

“This refresh ensures the plan remains fit for purpose and relevant to changes in demand and resources. My concerns are the same as when I came into office in 2012 – putting the victim first and keeping crime low.”

Ken Marsh, a chairman on the Metropolitan Police Federation, previously spoke about the Prime Minister's introduction of 20,000 new police officers: "We're putting out the perception to the public that on Monday morning you're going to see thousands more police. You will not.

"It will take a long time for us to get back from where the Tory government reduced us to."

The core of the Hertfordshire plan is centred on four themes: building on success, putting victims at the centre, public focus, and business sense.

New proposals in the draft report includes more mobile speed detection vans, a crackdown on lorries driving through villages and the creation of a Hertfordshire rape scrutiny panel.

A rape scrutiny panel would examine existing rape cases where it was judged no crime was committed, to identify improvements for future investigations of rape cases.

The consultation will run until August 29, with the final plan to be presented to the Police and Crime Panel and published in late September.

The full draft of the plan is available at the public consultation section of the commissioner’s website at: http://hertscommissioner.org/public-consultation

Feedback can be given by email to the.plan@herts.pcc.pnn.gov.uk or sent via post to: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, Harpenden Police Station, 15 Vaughan Road, Hertfordshire, AL5 4GZ.