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PCC describes A&E Navigators scheme as a ‘powerful tool’

A&E Navigator

In a matter of weeks, the scheme has already seen 13 young people receive specialist support from youth workers embedded in A&E departments in the Bedford and Luton & Dunstable hospitals. Funded by the Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU) and Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), the programme aims to act as an […]

First day in the office for new Beds PCC

Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst and PCC John Tizard

Bedfordshire’s newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner John Tizard officially stepped into the role today (Thursday 9 May). John met his team and the Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) offices. The new Commissioner was elected by the people of Bedfordshire after residents voted him […]

Farewell from Festus Akinbusoye

Festus Akinbusoye speaking to students

As you will know by now, I am moving on from my role as Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire after three incredible years. In that time, I have had the honour to lead a fantastic team of people in the OPCC and provide strategic direction and challenge to Bedfordshire Police through my Police and […]

John Tizard elected as Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

John Tizard Police and Crime Commissioner

A new Police and Crime Commissioner has been elected for Bedfordshire. John Tizard will take up the role officially on Thursday 9 May, after he was the successful Labour candidate in the public Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, which took place yesterday, (Thursday 2 May).  The PCC is elected by the people of Bedfordshire […]

PCC secures government backing to combat serious organised crime in Bedfordshire

PCC and officers at grad ceremony

Bedfordshire Police is set to receive a continuation of special grant funding recognising the need to combat serious organised crime in the county. During his term as Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye has secured additional Special Grant funding awarded by the Home Office to support operations specifically set-up to tackle serious violence in Bedfordshire. […]

PCC celebrates visiting 100th school in Bedfordshire

PCC and students

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye reached a key milestone this week as he visited his 100th school in Bedfordshire. Mr Akinbusoye attended Bedford Academy to mark the occasion and spoke with year 10 students at an assembly. This is as part of his commitment to engaging with and listening to young people in […]

Students taught ways to stand up against violence through PCC-backed theatre sessions

Lee Manor

Reports from Ofsted that 1 in 3 teenage girls have experienced some sort of sexual violence from their partner has led the OPCC to take steps towards prevention of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in schools.    Performance in Education specialise in delivering theatre projects in schools across the UK to educate through memorable […]

PCC supports force operations tackling on-street sexual exploitation in Luton

PCC with Azalea van

Funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Azalea has launched a new mobile drop-in van this week to provide 1-1 support sessions to sex workers who may have been trafficked or may be victims of exploitation. Azalea Cofounder and CEO, Ruth Robb, said: “By creating a mobile drop-in van, we will bring our unique Azalea […]

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