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Bedfordians volunteered more than 30,000 hours as special constables in the last year to help keep our county safe. Special constables...
Mobile phone use while driving
As the National Police Chiefs Council launches its mobile phone awareness campaign, it's been revealed that more than 126 drivers were caught...
Social media
Online tracking and a more consistent social media presence are two methods Bedfordshire Police is hoping will enable it to keep people up to date on community policing. The PCC...
Bedfordshire Police said that it has reduced the average waiting time for 101 calls from over 15 minutes to less than five after staffing was...
car fire
https://youtu.be/Hlphhwla6Ls "We will be back stronger than before" - Oakley businessman defiantly shrugs off vehicle fire as 'minor setback'. This is the moment Kieran Cowley found one of his work vans had been set on fire outside...
PCC Festus Akinbusoye
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has said he is grateful that the issue of inadequate funding for police has been raised in Parliament...
Police on the beat
Stop and search is an important tactic, but if it is not used effectively it can damage communities’ confidence with the police, a meeting heard. Bedfordshire’s deputy chief...
Domestic Abuse
Bedfordshire Police have shared their commitment to tackling male violence against women and girls on White Ribbon Day, a global movement of men and boys working to end...
A further three men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Patryk Olowniuk in Bedford on Saturday night. A 30-year-old man, a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, have been arrested on...
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Bedfordshire Police have secured £4.571m of unique emergency funding from the Home Office to fight gang, gun and knife crime in the county...
Embrace
Bedfordshire Police praised the 'team effort' that helped win the Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) Fundraising Force of the Year 2018 award, at an event in London last week. Embrace CVOC is a national charity which has worked tirelessly...
The family of a man who was murdered in Bedford last week have spoken of their devastation at his death. Przemyslaw Golimowski, 30, died after being attacked at his home in St Mary’s Street on...