Former Hertsmere top cop honoured for cutting crime

WHEN Sian Lockley was in charge of policing in the borough, crime levels plummeted.

Burglaries and robberies were down by around a quarter, car crime was nearly a third less, while serious violent crime plunged by a whopping 44 per cent.

Now the former Hertsmere chief inspector has been honoured for her “valuable contribution” to policing the borough over the past two years.

Chief insp Lockley was presented with an award for her work with the Hertsmere Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.

Borough councillor John Donne, who presented the award, praised chief insp Lockley for her “hard work and dedication”.

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He said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sian Lockley for her valuable contribution to Hertsmere’s Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership over the past two years.

“In the time that Sian was Hertsmere’s chief inspector she has worked tirelessly to reduce crime and the fear of crime across the borough and improve the quality of life for the residents of Hertsmere.

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“She has worked in partnership to address local issues, such as anti-social behaviour, vehicle crime and burglaries.”

Chief insp Lockley has been seconded on temporary promotion to superintendent as the senior police advisor to the Youth Justice Board.

She has been replaced as Hertsmere’s top cop by Sue Jameson.

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