Every police force in England and Wales will receive at least £1 million from the government to ramp up patrols to tackle violence and disorder, targeted in areas with high levels of anti-social behaviour. It is estimated that the funding, hitting £66 million for England and Wales, will enable each force to deploy more uniformed […]
A major new project to help tackle rural crime by tracking stolen agricultural vehicles is being launched in Bedfordshire. The CESAR scheme is the latest initiative funded by the county’s Safer Streets project, which is focused on tackling neighbourhood crime issues such as anti-social behaviour and burglary. A new half price discount will be available […]
Dozens of officers, staff members and students have been recognised for outstanding achievements and reaching career milestones
Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye has backed the new Ministry of Justice (MoJ) campaign unveiled this week. The Victims Code is a practical guide that victims have the right to receive from police, courts and criminal justice agencies. The campaign signposts victims of crime to new dedicated resources outlining support available to them. Mr […]
Fraud and retail crime amongst items discussed at Bedfordshire PCC’s Annual Business Conference Over 35 businesses attended the second annual business conference hosted by Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, on Tuesday. The event, held at Flitwick’s Rufus Centre, allowed local business owners to engage with the PCC and Bedfordshire Police, giving them a […]
Investments in tackling shoplifting, speeding and improving the force control room are in the pipeline after a rise in council tax to fund policing was approved this week. The majority of respondents to a public survey backed increasing the police precept, with the move approved by the county’s Police and Crime Panel on Tuesday (6 […]
This week the commissioner met with Bedfordshire Police’s specialist victim engagement officers (VEOs), who provide dedicated support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
PCC Festus Akinbusoye said: “Being open and transparent is a key part of my role.”
The PCC joined Councillor Colleen Atkins from Bedford Borough and local community policing teams at the event in Bedford.
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, has backed new legislation that will see the sale of dangerous zombie-style knives banned, as a flagship anti-knife crime campaign for the county reached more than 5,000 students. More than 5,000 students across 15 schools in Bedfordshire have received assemblies around the devastating impact of knife crime as […]