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News from Bedfordshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Bedfordshire Police Boson Team - knife
The Bedfordshire Police Boson Team is dedicated to tackling gun and gang activity. Last week, it conducted a series of proactive patrols in Luton and Bedford to target serious youth violence. Officers took to the streets...
Cannabis factory at GB Image Bedfordshire Police
Bedfordshire Police said that a number of drugs warrants, arrests and the discovery of a number of cannabis factories highlights some of the progress it has made in cracking down on cannabis cultivation, county lines...
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Bedfordshire Police is making it easier to enquire about a partner’s violent past, as applications can be made online, via an easy-to-use secure form. The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), also known as Clare’s Law, was introduced in 2014. Up to now applicants had to contact police by phone, or in person, which could be difficult for someone living in an abusive relationship. It is now hoped that the online application will encourage people to take the step to find out the possible risk before a situation escalates, and give them the opportunity to act on relevant information, or access support services to assist them with making future plans if they feel their circumstances mean they are unable to leave.
Barry Price Image: Bedfordshire Police
BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 series, 24 Hours in Police Custody returns on Monday evening (22 March 2021), with the Bedfordshire Police investigation into one man’s string of criminal exploits, which culminated with the rape of two...
PCC Holloway at her Road Safety Event in 2017
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, is urging motorists to continue to support the ‘No Need to Speed’ campaign beyond Road Safety Week (16 – 22 November). Speeding data for 2019 revealed one driver exceeded the legal limit by over three times.
PCC Festus Akinbusoye
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye has announced the opening of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Grant Fund for 2022-23. The Office of The Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has invited community-based partners for a...
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A victim has shared her experience of being stalked and blackmailed by a man she considered a friend, after he was jailed for two and a half years. Anwar Hussain, 27, from London pleaded guilty to...
PCSOs and hospital staff with presents at the L&D hospital Image Bedfordshire Police
Officers and staff from across Bedfordshire Police have donated over 70 presents to elderly patients in Bedford Hospital and the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic officers are unable to visit the patients on the hospital wards to personally deliver their presents. PCSOs from the Luton Community team will safely handover presents to ward staff outside of the hospital, who will deliver the presents to patients over the Christmas period once they have been quarantined for infection control purposes. Many of the patients will be spending Christmas Day receiving treatment, and sadly without any visitors. In some instances, this will be the only Christmas present they receive.
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Bedfordshire’s new police and crime commissioner is in a hurry to publish his plan for the next three years and it is putting strain on a watchdog committee to respond in time. Festus Akinbusoye made a...
Chief Superintendent John Murphy Image:Bedfordshire Police
Chief Superintendent John Murphy has been confirmed as the permanent head of Local Policing for Bedfordshire. He took on the role in January 2020, whilst also leading the force response to coronavirus.