Police and Crime Commissioner launches 100 day report

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Conservative PCC candidate, Festus Akinbusoye
PCC Festus Akinbusoye

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Festus Akinbusoye launched his 100-day report and 2021-2024 Crime Plan this week.

At an official event, Mr Akinbusoye said a “key focus” had been “getting out and about in the community”, meeting residents, local businesses and young people to compile his report.

He said: “I also wanted to ensure that our fantastic officers and staff know they have a Police and Crime Commissioner who values them and wants to make our police service one of the best to work in.”

The 100-day report sets out an understanding of Mr Akinbusoye’s progress after spending time with members of the public, partners and colleagues. This knowledge has helped shape the Police and Crime Plan.

Mr Akinbusoye said: “Based on the energy, team spirit and partnership working I’ve experienced over the last 100 days, I am confident for the future”.

He detailed the progress his office has made, in his first 100 days, in relation to the pledges and priorities set out in his manifesto.

Members of the public attended the event held at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable. Chief Constable Garry Forsyth, Local Councillors and the High Sherriff were also present.

Mr. Akinbusoye’s Police and Crime Plan was later scrutinised by the Police and Crime Panel during a public hearing at Borough Hall.

The Police and Crime plan sets out key areas of focus for Bedfordshire Police and the Chief Constable is held accountable by the PCC for delivering these.

Panel member Councillor Jim Weir said: “The PCC delivered his Police and Crime Plan in his usual passionate and energetic way. The plan touches all the bases that the people of Bedfordshire have fed back during his first 100 days. His relationship with the Chief Constable will I’m sure, be a very productive one as both men have similar goals for delivery.”

Full details about what’s been delivered against the report on the OPCC website here.

A copy of the plan can be found here.

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