The local Police Station in the High Street is now closed and the officers are operating from the Police Station at St Albans, but still have a base at London Colney which means that they can primarily remain in the village throughout their shift. Although the closure was regretted by all, it has meant that the village has retained the same number of officers and PCSOs.

We are fortunate to have an excellent team of police officers, which comprises:


Sgt 2743 Sophia Pidgeon

PC 2525 Pete Austin

PCSO 6114 Vanessa Howden-Smith

PCSO 6059 Debbie Daniels

PC 39 Andrew Shepherd

PCSO 6207 Jodie Carter

PC 89 Vince O-Malley

PC 676 Clare Lapenna

PCSO 6134 Kirsty Gilling


The team know the village well and may be contacted on the numbers given below:

Emergencies ONLY 999

Incidents requiring a Police Officer to attend,

Crime reporting, advice or information; 101 (available 24 hours a day)*

(If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired you can textphone 18001 101)

For all non-urgent enquiries for the ward officers, 01707 354192

Further information on local policing can be found on the Hertfordshire Police website at

*101 replaces the Constabulary’s non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222