Welcome to our website!

We are a mixed-voice choir of around 24 members originally started in the early eighties by Martin Leadbetter, a fingerprint expert with the Constabulary at the time.

Initally formed as a male-voice choir of police officers, we soon turned into a full mixed-voice choir and have been singing together ever since.

The choir is made up of serving and retired police officers and police staff together with family and friends. We welcome enquiries from people wishing to join us who can commit to regular practices and concerts on Monday evenings.


Rehearsals take place from 6.30 to 8.30pm on Mondays, during school term times, at Police Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.

We welcome enquiries from potential new members.


We perform up to ten concerts a year throughout Hertfordshire and sometimes beyond.

Most concerts are on Monday evenings and are performed free of charge for charities nominated by the people who invite us to perform.

Join Us

We are currently recruiting new members. If you are interested in joining a fun, friendly choir, can hold a tune and are available on Monday evenings in Welwyn Garden City, please get in touch.

We are particularly keen to recruit altos and men!

Next Concert

Like all other choirs, the Hertfordshire Constabulary Choir were unable to perform during 2020 and most of 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.

We recommenced rehearsals in November 2021 in preparation for resuming performances in 2022.

Our next performance will be at the annual joint Hertfordshire Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Service in Hertford on Wednesday 15th December 2021. We are also performing at the Hertfordshire Branch of the National Association of Retired Officers Remembrance Service at St Albans Abbey on Saturday 19th March 2022.

If you are involved in raising money for a charitable purpose and would like the choir to perform for you, please get in touch ASAP as we are now preparing our 2022 programme.



We always perform free of charge for charitable purposes.

Should you wish to enquire about booking the choir, please use our Contact Page to get in touch.

St Martins, Knebworth - 15th May 2017

The audience at the St Martin’s Church, Knebworth

15th May 2017

St John's, Lemsford - 14th November 2016

The audience at St John’s Church, Lemsford

14th November 2016

All Saints' Sandon - 23rd May 2016

The audience at All Saints’ Church, Sandon

23rd May 2016

Garry Neesam - Musical Director

Musical Director

Our current Musical Director is Garry, who served 30 years as a police officer and returned two months later in a civilian role. After 22 years on the streets of Hertfordshire and 15 years in the Police Control Room, Garry now works in the Disclosure and Barring Unit. He took up his appointment as MD in January 2012 after being a choir member for many years.

Garry is an experienced singer with around 43 years’ service in various choirs and is a founder member of the Hertfordshire Constabulary Choir from the days when it was a male voice choir.

Janet Newton - Accompanist


We are extremely lucky to have the services of our accompanist, Janet.

Janet obtained a degree in music and qualified as a music teacher in 1960. She has accompanied several music societies including the Kimpton Players and St Mary’s Old Time Music Hall in King’s Walden.

Janet keeps us on the straight and narrow with her wonderful accompaniment  and we couldn’t do it without her. She has been with us for eleven years.

Keith Baldwin - Compere


Our concert compere is Keith.

Keith is a retired superintendent who served in many roles throughout his career with Hertfordshire Police. Prior to his police service, Keith served in the Household Cavalry.

He can often be heard during concerts regailing the audience with tales from his long police and military careers and is an accomplished after-dinner speaker.