As part of his pledge to support the community in having trust and confidence in Bedfordshire Police, The Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, will be working together with the Community Policing team and local authority to discuss what the priorities are in Central Bedfordshire and how we can best support dealing with them.
The Community Policing team and the Commissioner, will be taking a joined-up approach by holding a meeting on Thursday 24th June to discuss local priorities in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. They would like to extend this invite to local residents so that they can attend virtually and represent the voice of the public and share their feedback on local issues.
This meeting will allow the PCC and Community Policing team to understand first-hand from the public, issues they are facing in their community. Together, they will then set the priorities and make plans to tackle these as part of the Community Days of Action.
As part of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Days of Action, the Community Policing team will join them on Tuesday 13th July.
The Community Days of Action are planned events where the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, OPCC, local partners and the Community Policing team put in place things to help tackle the issues reported by the residents. The Days of Action will then be reviewed and local residents will then be engaged with about the results.
The PCC said “Understanding local need of the communities right across Bedfordshire is so important to my Police and Crime Plan. I am looking forward to working with out Community Policing Teams to support the people of Bedfordshire.”
The PCC is very keen to work with communities on Days of Action alongside partners across all of Bedfordshire in the coming months and residents of Bedfordshire will be invited to join. We will share information of upcoming days on our website www.bedfordshire.pcc.police.uk