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Bridgebury House, Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK43 9AX

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The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre

The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre (ECRC) is a policing-led, not for profit, membership organisation that is a part of a national network of centres, established by the Home Office to help small and medium organisations tackle the rising threat of cyber-attacks.

Working alongside partners in the private cyber sector, academia and the police, the centre is uniquely placed in its ability to reach out to businesses, schools and charities and help them to become more secure in the online space.

The ECRC operate across Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire.

In 2022, 42% of small businesses fell victim of cybercrime, we want to help your business not be one of them.

The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre

Blogs and News: 

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For ECRC enquires:

01223 856020

Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn: @EasternCRC

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ECRC offer a free core membership that provides practical advice on building your cyber resilience, including:


  • Free Little Steps training programme: A series of weekly emails, looking at bite-sized practical information to help businesses understand and build cyber resilience
  • Regional and national threat alerts
  • Signposting to free tools and resources from both policing and the NCSC
  • Discussion area to meet and discuss other companies in the region and partners


Through the core membership, you also gain access to ECRC integrated range of Cyber Resilience Services. These services are designed help businesses assess, build, and manage online networks as well as assisting businesses and their staff to have the right strategies to respond to incidents efficiently and so migrate any potential damage a cyber-attack may create.


Local Government

Bedfordshire Police Force

Information on your local neighbourhood officers, crime prevention, crime maps and a wide range of advice and useful contacts.

Provides a range of data, including local crime information, contact details for safer neighbourhood teams and advice on criminal justice matters.

Local councils improve the health, wellbeing and safety of their residents. Working with partners, they aim to support, care for and protect vulnerable adults and children, and improve the safety and security of  their neighbourhoods and residents.

Bedford Borough Council

Central Bedfordshire Council

Luton Borough Council

Community Safety Partnerships

Criminal Justice Board

Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) were set up as statutory bodies under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 with further regulation being provided by the Police Reform Act 2002 and the Police and Justice Act 2006. Bedfordshire has three CSPs, one for Bedford BoroughCentral Bedfordshire and Luton Borough Councils. CSPs are made up of representatives from the Police, Councils, Fire Authorities and many other partners. Partners work together to develop and implement strategies to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safe.

The Bedfordshire Criminal Justice Board enables improved communication, cooperation and collaboration between partners to provide fair, efficient and effective criminal justice services in Bedfordshire to provide the best possible service to victims of crime and witnesses. They assist each other in delivering against the national Strategy and Action Plan with the aim of reducing offending and reoffending, and increasing public confidence in the Criminal Justice System.

Courts and Prison Services

Police and Crime Panel

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service
This service is responsible for the administration of the criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales.

The Prison Service (HMP Bedford)

Crown Prosecution Service
The Crown Prosecution Service is the principal prosecution authority in England and Wales, and is responsible for advising the police on cases for possible prosecution, reviewing cases the police have submitted, determining any charges in more serious or complex cases, preparing cases for court, and presenting cases at court.

The Commissioner’s work is scrutinised by a Police and Crime Panel, consisting of ten local councillors and two independent members. The panel, which is hosted by Bedford Borough Council, is not a replacement Police Authority and will not scrutinise force performance. Read more about the function and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Panel here.

It will focus its attention on the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner including whether the:

  • Aims set out in their police and crime plan and annual report have been achieved
  • Priorities of community safety partners have been considered
  • Public and victims have been consulted

It also has the power to veto some decisions made by the Police and Crime Commissioner, such as the amount of council tax paid towards policing and the appointment of the Chief Constable. 

Community Organisations


If you have any information on local or national crimes, you can pass it on to Crimestoppers anonymously, by contacting them on 0800 555 111 or via their website using the link above. 

Watch Schemes

Find out about Neighbourhood, Speed and Street Watch in your area and how you can help beat crime in Bedfordshire by using the link above. You can also sign up for BedsAlert, a communication portal which provides information about crime or other incidents in your area.

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