Na­gler ap­pointed Herts po­lice chief

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life -

FOR­MER HERTSMERE Mayor Stu­art Na­gler is the new chair of Hert­ford­shire Po­lice Au­thor­ity.

The Radlett United Syn­a­gogue con­gre­gant has been a po­lice au­thor­ity mem­ber for the past five years and the chair­man­ship gives him over­all re­spon­si­bil­ity for polic­ing ser­vices to the county’s one mil­lion res­i­dents, in­clud­ing a grow­ing Jewish pop­u­la­tion.

“This is a high pro­file and pres­ti­gious po­si­tion,” Mr Na­gler told the JC, “and I am hon­oured to have been ap­pointed to lead the au­thor­ity through the chal­leng­ing times ahead.

“Hert­ford­shire re­mains one of the safest coun­ties in the coun­try, but we are all con­cerned about the ad­di­tional pres­sures which may be im­posed by the cur­rent eco­nomic and fi­nan­cial melt­down and what it might do to to lev­els of crimes such as prop­erty theft.

“We also have to be very aware of a pos­si­ble in­crease in racial and an­tise- mitic in­ci­dents [be­cause of the credit crunch], as peo­ple have to go without and start looking for a scape­goat.”

Mar­ried with two sons, Mr Na­gler has lived in Radlett for 34 years and is a part­ner in a lo­cal firm of char­tered ac­coun­tants. The mag­is­trate and for­mer spe­cial con­sta­ble also chairs the Peace Hospice in Wat­ford, and for the past two years has raised money for the char­ity by com­plet­ing the Lon­don Marathon.

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