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Tool to receive free alerts from police now live

Bedfordshire residents can stay in touch with local police and other agencies as Bedfordshire Police invests to revamp community messaging system. Now named Beds Connected, the refreshed free platform has exciting new features that will allow members of the public to stay up to date with what is happening in their local area. People can […]

First day in the office for new Beds PCC

Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst and PCC John Tizard

Bedfordshire’s newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner John Tizard officially stepped into the role today (Thursday 9 May). John met his team and the Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) offices. The new Commissioner was elected by the people of Bedfordshire after residents voted him […]

Farewell from Festus Akinbusoye

Festus Akinbusoye speaking to students

As you will know by now, I am moving on from my role as Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire after three incredible years. In that time, I have had the honour to lead a fantastic team of people in the OPCC and provide strategic direction and challenge to Bedfordshire Police through my Police and […]

John Tizard elected as Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

John Tizard Police and Crime Commissioner

A new Police and Crime Commissioner has been elected for Bedfordshire. John Tizard will take up the role officially on Thursday 9 May, after he was the successful Labour candidate in the public Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, which took place yesterday, (Thursday 2 May).  The PCC is elected by the people of Bedfordshire […]

PCC secures government backing to combat serious organised crime in Bedfordshire

PCC and officers at grad ceremony

Bedfordshire Police is set to receive a continuation of special grant funding recognising the need to combat serious organised crime in the county. During his term as Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye has secured additional Special Grant funding awarded by the Home Office to support operations specifically set-up to tackle serious violence in Bedfordshire. […]

PCC celebrates visiting 100th school in Bedfordshire

PCC and students

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye reached a key milestone this week as he visited his 100th school in Bedfordshire. Mr Akinbusoye attended Bedford Academy to mark the occasion and spoke with year 10 students at an assembly. This is as part of his commitment to engaging with and listening to young people in […]

Beds PCC and supermarket collaborate on crime prevention

Resident at Morrisons

In a country-first, the ‘public access terminals’ are being rolled out into Morrisons stores in Bedfordshire. The Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye is continuing to deliver on his community-based policing commitments, with investment in four terminals across the county. The state-of-the-art touchscreen devices will give shoppers a new way to report crime as well […]

£1.4m anti-social behaviour investment announced by Beds PCC

Officer in hi-viz

Every police force in England and Wales will receive at least £1 million from the government to ramp up patrols to tackle violence and disorder, targeted in areas with high levels of anti-social behaviour. It is estimated that the funding, hitting £66 million for England and Wales, will enable each force to deploy more uniformed […]

OPCC funds CESAR scheme to offer half price tracking equipment to farmers

New security tech for farmers

A major new project to help tackle rural crime by tracking stolen agricultural vehicles is being launched in Bedfordshire. The CESAR scheme is the latest initiative funded by the county’s Safer Streets project, which is focused on tackling neighbourhood crime issues such as anti-social behaviour and burglary. A new half price discount will be available […]

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