Welcome to the home of Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner where you will find information about the work Olly Martins and his team are undertaking across the county to improve policing and make the communities of Bedfordshire safer.

Press Statement from Olly Martins after the result of Bedfordshire’s referendum

The voters of Bedfordshire have given a clear and emphatic verdict. They are not prepared to pay a significant percentage increase in the police precept.

But the underlying problem has not gone away. The budget of Bedfordshire Police will now be £1.28million less in the current financial year than it was last year, and the cumulative impact of anticipated government funding cuts is currently projected to lead to a £6million funding shortfall.
This will result in a recruitment freeze in the next 18 to 24 months and a reduction of up to 135 police officers, or 12% of our current strength.

    For more information post referendum please click the link above

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