New space for police in Leighton Buzzard

Picture of Bossard House for use by police in Leighton Buzzard

Both community and response officers from Bedfordshire Police are expected to make use of a new facility in Leighton Buzzard. The new facility at Bossard House in West Street will give Bedfordshire Police officers an extra place in the town to work from. This could improve response times for officers responding to calls in Leighton […]

New anti-bullying programme to launch in Bedfordshire schools

PCC in school pointing at children in assembly

A new anti-bullying programme is being rolled out across Bedfordshire this autumn, in a new partnership aiming to tackle the issue of bullying in schools. The Rise Above Project aims to help young people understand what bullying is, including its impact and consequences, while equipping them with skills to increase their safety. The project is […]

Chief Constable Recruitment 2022

PCC Festus Akinbusoye - closeup

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, Festus Akinbusoye, is seeking a new Chief Constable to lead Bedfordshire Police and work to deliver the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan for the county. Festus Akinbusoye said: “I am looking for a values led individual with the leadership experience to inspire and motivate the outstanding police staff, […]

The death of Her Majesty The Queen

Flag flying at half mast at Bedfordshire Police Headquarters

The Chief Executive of Central Bedfordshire Council, as Clerk to the Lieutenancy, and on behalf of HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, the Mayors of Bedford and Luton Borough Councils, the Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council and Councillors and Officers of all three Authorities, the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Bedfordshire […]

Schools announced for new scheme to prevent exploitation

Police and Crime Commissioner at a school

Seven schools have been selected by Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye for the persistent school absenteeism pilot project being led by the Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU). The selected schools are Lea Manor High School, Stockwood Park Academy, All Saints Academy, Samuel Whitbread Academy, Bedford Academy, Kempston Academy and the Academy […]