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VERU Webinar Image:Bedfordshire Police
Bedfordshire Police said that around 5,000 people have received specialist talks and advice around preventing things like knife crime as part of efforts led by the Force and the county’s Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU). The...
Keeping children safe from harm this Christmas Image By Rawf8 AdobeStock_171057614
As his abuser is sentenced to 17 years, a man has spoken of how he hid his feelings for so many years, after being groomed and sexually abused as a young boy, but now knows...
ASB Awareness Week logo
Bedfordshire Police has joined a national campaign - ASB Awareness Week - that brings people and organisations from across the country together to take a stand against anti-social behaviour (ASB). Running from 19 to 25 July...
Counter Terrorism Policing
The public is being asked to remain vigilant to the threat of terrorism as coronavirus restrictions ease across England from Monday (19 July 2021). Counter Terrorism Policing is warning that as restrictions are lifted this could...
Zombie knives Image Open Government Licence v3.0
A ban on a wide range of knives, weapons, and firearms comes into force today (14 July 2021) as part of government action to tackle violent crime and serious violence. Cyclone knives, spiral knives and ‘rapid-fire’...
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Bedfordshire Police is reminding social media users of the risk of sharing intimate images online after receiving several recent reports of ‘sextortion’. The Force said it had received 12 reports of this type of blackmail...
Bedford Community Policing teams e-scooter
Bedfordshire Police is launching a new operation to tackle the illegal use of electric scooters (e-scooters) as crime related intelligence in Bedfordshire increases by 300 per cent in the last year. The police said that over...
PCC Festus Akinbusoye
Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Festus Akinbusoye is inviting the public to give feedback on the Police and Crime Plan by completing the Official Public Consultation survey. The PCC shared his initial ideas for the...
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Bedfordshire Police has been handed its biggest ever grant funding pot to take the fight to criminal gangs and organised crime groups in the county. Ministers have awarded the force more than £7 million in special...
Police and partners throughout the county shine a light on child exploitation Image: Bedfordshire Police
Bedfordshire Police said child exploitation is happening across the county and it has teamed up with a range of partner organisations in a series of activities to raise awareness and come up with solutions. Children and...