Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

Festus Akinbusoye

Since being elected in May 2021 as PCC, I have delivered the highest ever number of police officers in the history of Bedfordshire Police, an overall reduction in crime, and a rating as ‘Outstanding’ by HM Inspectorate. Furthermore, a record £4.3million of drugs seized by Bedfordshire police and more than 400 years of prison sentences secured against organised criminal gangs.

On neighbourhood crime, thanks to the investment I have made into community policing, we now have 20% more officers in our rural and community police unit than we had when I was elected. This has resulted in a reduction in neighbourhood crime meaning and Bedfordshire ranked as having the 11th lowest crime rate out of 43 forces in England and Wales.

All this progress did not happen by accident or coincidence.

Under our previous Labour PCC, Bedfordshire Police was rated as one of the worst performing police forces; now under my watch we are one of the best. But there is more to do.

If privileged to be re-elected, I will build on the success of the last three years. I will prioritise a no-nonsense approach to neighbourhood crime, solving more crimes, and better use of technology to make policing work better for you.

We cannot afford to put at risk the progress of the last three years. As a former Special Constable with recent frontline experience of policing our county; I have the track record of getting things done, and a plan to keep improving our police force. A vote for me will be a vote for MORE POLICE, LESS CRIME and SAFER STREETS. Vote Festus Akinbusoye on Thursday 2 May.

Prepared by Marc Frost (Election Agent) on behalf of Festus Akinbusoye (Candidate) both of NBCA, St Andrew’s St, Biggleswade SG18 8BA.

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