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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 […]

Bidding opportunities for Commissioning Cycle 2024-2025

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This bidding opportunity is now closed. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire are pleased to release 5 bidding opportunities in support of the Commissioning Cycle for 2024-2025. Domestic Abuse Counselling Sexual Violence Counselling Family Support and Advocacy network Sports-based Prevention – Luton Diversion Restorative Justice Family Practitioner To respond to these […]

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 […]

Commissioner launches ‘You said, we did’ campaign

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The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have launched a ‘You said, We did’ campaign to highlight the achievements of the Police and Crime Commissioner following the launch of his annual report last month. The campaign highlights the Commissioners work to date under each of the seven priorities in the Police and Crime Plan. […]

Deputy PCC joins independent custody visit

Bedfordshire Police Kempston Custody Block Building

Bedfordshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has visited the force’s custody facilities in the latest check on detainees’ welfare in the county. Ian Dalgarno joined some of the county’s independent custody visitors for a visit to Luton custody suite last week. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) runs the independent custody visitor […]

Bedfordshire PCC reacts to police pay award

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Police officer pay will increase by seven per cent across all ranks from September 1 after the Government accepted in full the recommendation of the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB). Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye said: “I’m delighted the Prime Minister has accepted in full the recommendations of the Public Sector Pay Review […]

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