Our street wardens are a reassuring presence, promote community safety, tackle anti-social behaviour and improve the street environment.
Street Warden duties
The main duties of our Street Wardens are:
- Daily patrols on the streets, open spaces and estates to provide a visible presence.
- Reassure local residents and make them feel safe.
- Report suspicious behaviour to the police and other enforcement agencies.
- Investigate environmental offences such as fly tipping.
- Support vulnerable residents of all ages.
- Deter anti-social behaviour in public places and report to police and the council's Anti-Social Behaviour team.
- Report problems with the street environment, for example graffiti and abandoned vehicles.
- Develop community spirit and foster civic pride.
- Responsible for the Dog Warden Service and dealing with contained stray dogs.
- Recover and dispose of drugs paraphernalia from public spaces and council land anywhere in the borough.
They patrol the borough in their marked vehicles, on bike and on foot. They cover the whole borough but spend more time in areas that require it.
Street Warden enforcement powers
Our street wardens are accredited by the Hertfordshire Constabulary giving them limited powers while on duty. These include:
- enforcement of the alcohol control zone in central Hatfield
- confiscation of age restricted products from minors
- ability to request personal information from anyone they believe to have committed an offence.