PCC hosts event to help stamp out rural crime in Bedfordshire

PCC with the Rural crime team

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, recently hosted a joint event with Chief Constable Garry Forsyth alongside the National Farmers Union (NFU) to discuss rural crime. The event was also attended by the Bedfordshire Police dedicated Rural Crime team and officer from the Community Policing team. The purpose of the meeting was for the […]

Bullying is a disease we must stamp out says Bedfordshire PCC

PCC Festus Akinbusoye with mismatch socks for national odd socks day

During one of my weekly visits to schools in Bedfordshire and for the first time in a public setting, I shared my experience of being bullied in school with a group of Year 4 pupils. That I still recall this horrific experience from 30 years ago is quite telling. The reality is that bullying does […]

Roads Fund part 2 (autumn launch) 2021/2022

PCC Festus Akinbusoye - closeup

The Roads Fund Part 2 is now closed.  Road safety is an integral part of community safety which is in turn a matter of significant importance to the people who live in, work in and visit Bedfordshire. We’re pleased to announce our second round of bids for the Road Safety Fund, available for community groups […]

Beds PCC invites you to have your say on potential changes to firearms licensing

have your say on firearms licensing - APCC Survey

All Police and Crime Commissioners are inviting the public to have their say on potential changes to the licensing of firearms and shotguns in England and Wales. The survey, created by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) is available to complete here. This short survey asks for the public’s views on things like […]

Beds PCC funds additional Speed Watch Devices in Bedfordshire

PCC with the Speed Watch team and the speed devices

The Police and Crime Commissioner and Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner recently spent time with members of the Speed Watch team at Bedfordshire Police Headquarters. The Speed Watch team were able to showcase the new Speed Indication Devices (SIDS) that the PCC provided funds for. Juliet Wright, Watch Scheme Coordinator from Bedfordshire Police […]

Beds PCC hosts ‘spectacular’ Annual Parish Council Conference

Image from the Annual Parish Council Conference 2021

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, hosted the Annual Parish Council Conference online this week alongside senior team members from Bedfordshire Police. The Annual Parish Council Conference gives the PCC and Bedfordshire Police the opportunity to thank the Councillors for the invaluable work they do to support Community Policing. The Commissioner was joined by […]