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PCC confirms police precept increase

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Investments in tackling shoplifting, speeding and improving the force control room are in the pipeline after a rise in council tax to fund policing was approved this week. The majority of respondents to a public survey backed increasing the police precept, with the move approved by the county’s Police and Crime Panel on Tuesday (6 […]

PCC backs zombie knife ban as anti-knife crime campaign reaches 5,000 Bedfordshire students!

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Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, has backed new legislation that will see the sale of dangerous zombie-style knives banned, as a flagship anti-knife crime campaign for the county reached more than 5,000 students. More than 5,000 students across 15 schools in Bedfordshire have received assemblies around the devastating impact of knife crime as […]

PCC supports Neighbourhood Policing week

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Knife crime, shoplifting and drug dealing were among the crimes combatted by Bedfordshire Police’s community officers during a national crackdown last week. Bedfordshire Police joined constabularies around the country for the neighbourhood policing week of action. The force’s northern, southern and central community teams are out and about across different communities all year around – […]

Bedfordshire pupils invited to PCC event in Westminster

Schools Debate final at Bedford Magistrates Court

Bedfordshire school pupils will have the chance to test their debating skills at Westminster as the counties Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, launches his third annual Schools’ Debating Competition. The finalists of this year’s competition will compete in the prestigious Grand Committee Room at the Houses of Parliament in front of an impressive judging […]

Beds PCC secures over £200,000 to support victims of crime

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Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Festus Akinbusoye is offering local organisations the opportunity to bid into over £200,000 of funding to provide support services for victims of crime in Bedfordshire. The funding, allocated to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), and Community Safety Fund (CSF), is […]

PCC hosts 2-day event to combat rural crime in Bedfordshire

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Bedfordshire’s PCC Festus Akinbusoye vows to tackle crimes like theft from farms and hare coursing in meetings with the county’s farming communities. The PCC and Deputy PCC Ian Dalgarno joined forces Bedfordshire Police’s Rural Crime team and National Farmers Union (NFU) county chairman Freya Morgan. The events, in the north and south of the county […]

Combatting Rural Crime event 12th & 14th December

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Combatting Rural Crime Event 2023 North Date: Tuesday 12th December 2023 Time: 09:45am-13:00 Venue: Scald End Farm in Thurleigh, MK44 2DP South Date: Thursday 14th December 2023 Time: 09:45am-13:00 Venue: Luton Hoo, Hotel, Golf & Spa, The Mansion House, Luton, Beds, LU1 3TQ Entry is free, however tickets must be reserved to attend the event. We […]

PCC backs A&E navigators scheme in Bedfordshire hospitals

Specialist youth workers are to be embedded into hospital A&Es across Bedfordshire to offer support to patients involved in or at risk of violence and exploitation. The Bedfordshire A&E navigators programme will work with young people aged 12 to 25 who are primarily patients at both the Bedford and Luton & Dunstable hospitals. The service […]

New Panel set up in Beds to report on custody processes

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Bedfordshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) welcomed a new Independent Custody Detention Scrutiny Panel (ICDSP) to the Beds Police Custody Suite for the first time. The panel, made up of local people from across the policing area, represent local communities in conversations with police officers and staff actively involved in detention and […]

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