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New webpage will support PCC candidates in their preparation for May election

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The role and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner is among a wealth of information being hosted on a dedicated webpage which has been launched in the run-up to the upcoming election in May. Bedfordshire’s Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has published the page to help prospective candidates who want to stand […]

Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition 2024

Schools parliamentary debating competition 2024 infographic

Schools Debating Competition 2024 Calling all young people! Are you aged 15-18? Attend a school in Bedfordshire? Fancy yourself as someone that holds a good debate? If the answer is yes, we’d love to hear from you. The Commissioner’s Schools Parliamentary Debating competition is taking place on the following dates: Round 1 – 30th January […]

Bedfordshire PCC consults with residents about police precept for 2024/25

PCC and officers in Luton

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Bedfordshire, Festus Akinbusoye, has released the police precept survey for the financial year 2024/25. The PCC must consult with local residents on any changes that he is considering to the police precept. For 2024/25, the PCC wants to propose an increase to the police precept of £13 a year for […]

PCC’s office achieves prestigious national award for custody visiting

Sherry Ralph Chief Executive of Independent Custody Visiting Association (left), Bethany Coles Scheme Manager for Bedfordshire OPCC (middle) with award, Dame Anne Owers chair of ICVA (right)

In a country-first Bedfordshire OPCC have advanced from being code compliant to platinum for their Independent Custody Visiting (ICV) scheme. Bedfordshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) achieved the award at the inaugural Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) Quality Assurance awards. They were presented with platinum status at a ceremony in Birmingham on […]

Deputy PCC attends National Neighbourhood Watch conference

Neighbourhood Watch conference

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, (DPCC) Ian Dalgarno attended the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Crime and Community Conference last week. The purpose of the conference is to reflect on the impact of work over the past year, celebrate achievements of the NHW volunteers across England and Wales and share best practice moving forward. The chair of […]

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, […]

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