I have been deeply impressed by the response of Bedfordshire Police, the services I run and commission and those that partner with my office in their response to COVID 19 - the Coronavirus.
I would like to assure the public that the contingency plans put in place by Bedfordshire Police are allowing a full service to operate. As impact on officer and staff numbers may become apparent in coming weeks, the Force is diligently preparing to offer an appropriate response and to deliver business as usual, as far as reasonably possible.
My victim support hub, Signpost, is also well structured to respond to the current situation and all staff are prepared for any changes to ensure that our most vulnerable residents in Bedfordshire continue to receive a good service.
Signpost and my own office have been involved in thorough preparations for home working if and when required.
Police service is even more essential when the country requires support at this level and although I appreciate the drive that all my police colleagues have to serve the public, they must also look after their own health and that of their loved ones.
We can do that together by adhering to the guidance set out for us by Public Health: -