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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. February 6 image by bulgn AdobeStock_408570868
Bedfordshire Police supported the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on Saturday (6 February). The force remains committed to supporting the survivors, and fighting the misconception about this practice. FGM is not...
  Bedfordshire Police’s Rural Crime Team is investigating two separate occurrences of dogs worrying sheep in Pegsdon and Maulden, one of which resulted in a lamb’s death. Officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the...
Domestic Abuse Emergency Support Bag - Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust
Bags to provide help for those in need of support after fleeing violence The Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust (BPPT) has been awarded £14,370 by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to help support individuals fleeing Domestic Abuse. The...
Jas Parmar Liberal Democrat PCC candidate
Jas Parmar is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner election taking place in May next year. The former Metropolitan Police Officer and Bedford Borough councillor has lived in rural bedfordshire for over 33 years. He has run several businesses and currently runs a Post Office in Kempston.
Domestic abuse Stock Image: LoloStock AdobeStock_55703389
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.
Craig Bond Remembrance Sunday Image Bedfordshire Police
A Bedfordshire Police officer had the honour of representing East Anglia at this year’s national Remembrance Sunday ceremony as the duty fell to the force for the first time in five years.
Stock picture of British police by Brian Jackson AdobeStock_55433134
Criminals who acquire money through illegal means forced to pay it back A specialist policing team dedicated to stripping the money and assets of criminals in the East of England has recovered over £1 million since...
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...
Bedfordshire PCC Festus Akinbusoye Image OPCC
The "staggering rate" at which officers are leaving Bedfordshire Police is a key concern of the county’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, a meeting heard. Festus Akinbusoye, who succeeded Kathryn Holloway in the role following last...
Pegasus scheme to help those with communication difficulty Image Bedfordshire Police
When calling for assistance, the card holder simply needs to say “Pegasus” Bedfordshire Police has chosen national Hate Crime Awareness Week to launch “Pegasus” - a new scheme to help those with autism, or other communication...