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PCC visits the College of Policing

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Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Festus Akinbusoye visited the College of Policing earlier this week as part of his role on the Board of Directors. Following the PCC’s appointment by the Home Secretary in April 2021, he has taken a keen interest in supporting the work of the College to increase standardisation of best […]

Beds PCC shows his support at opening of Flitwick football pitch

Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye attended the grand opening of the new state-of-the-art football pitch at the Flitwick Community Football Centre this week. A grant was awarded to Central Bedfordshire Council for the pitch to serve Flitwick, Ampthill, and the surrounding area. The Commissioner was honoured to be invited alongside the Flitwick Football Clubs, […]

Commissioner launches ‘You said, we did’ campaign

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The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have launched a ‘You said, We did’ campaign to highlight the achievements of the Police and Crime Commissioner following the launch of his annual report last month. The campaign highlights the Commissioners work to date under each of the seven priorities in the Police and Crime Plan. […]

Deputy PCC joins independent custody visit

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Bedfordshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has visited the force’s custody facilities in the latest check on detainees’ welfare in the county. Ian Dalgarno joined some of the county’s independent custody visitors for a visit to Luton custody suite last week. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) runs the independent custody visitor […]

Bedfordshire PCC reacts to police pay award

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Police officer pay will increase by seven per cent across all ranks from September 1 after the Government accepted in full the recommendation of the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB). Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye said: “I’m delighted the Prime Minister has accepted in full the recommendations of the Public Sector Pay Review […]

PCC celebrates Bedfordshire police as they welcome 28 new officers

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The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has congratulated the force on welcoming a further 28 officers. Twenty-eight officers celebrated passing initial training after spending the last 22 weeks in the classroom learning the basics of policing. They were in two different cohorts, the fast-track detective route, to become a detective in two years, and […]

PCC has launched his second annual report

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Festus Akinbusoye has continued to deliver on his Police and Crime Plan and has launched his second annual report Published today (Friday), the 2022-23 report follows the force exceeding its three-year officer recruitment target and receiving an ‘outstanding’ rating for its offender management programme in a recent report published by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary […]

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