PCC hosts ‘moving and powerful’ event for young people in Bedfordshire

Guest Speakers from the Youth Conference - VERU and Liz Spurling

Last week saw the Bedfordshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), host their first-ever three-day conference alongside Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Unit (VERU), for year 9 students across the county. The event aimed to reach young people who would like to be part of the solution in reducing crime in Bedfordshire, and to […]

PCC’s response to National Police Chiefs’ Council Race Action Plan

PCC Schools Debate Competition final

I want all of our residents in Bedfordshire to know and feel that they will be treated fairly, and in a lawful manner by Bedfordshire Police officers whenever they come into contact with the police. I equally want Bedfordshire Police to enjoy the full confidence of all law-abiding residents, irrespective of their race, gender, religion […]

School Absence needs a common national framework to better protect children

A few weeks ago, I walked into the office of Bedfordshire Police’s Missing Person’s Unit to find out what they know about young people who go missing. Prior to this unannounced visit, I have been visiting at least two to three schools each week as Police and Crime Commissioner, engaging with pupils and some truly […]