Bedfordshire Police is dedicated to "protecting
people and fighting crime together".
We cover 477 square miles, serve a population of around 550,000
and employ in the region of 1,121 Police Officers, 908 police
staff and 49 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).
We are also fortunate to have the support of many dedicated
volunteers, including around 230 Special Constables, who play a
major role in helping to police Bedfordshire.
Bedfordshire is a county of contrasts and we work hard to
provide a service which meets the needs of all sections of our
extremely diverse community, where more than 80 different
languages are spoken. We serve large towns with busy shopping
centres and vibrant night-time economies, along with rural areas
dotted with picturesque villages and hamlets.
The county's policing needs are enhanced by the fact
Bedfordshire is less than an hour's drive from London and is home
to London Luton Airport, which serves around ten million passengers
each year, with flights to destinations throughout Europe and Tel
Aviv in Israel.
Bedfordshire encompasses a huge transport network, which links
London to the Midlands and Northern England. There are three M1
junctions in the area, the A1 and A6 run through the county and
three main railway lines run services throughout Bedfordshire.
Bedfordshire also regularly welcomes thousands of tourists
thanks to attractions including Woburn Safari Park and Whipsnade
Zoo and hosts events that draw people from far and wide, including
Bedford River Festival and Luton Carnival.
In this section you will find information about the
organisation, how we are structured, our performance and what our
plans are for policing Bedfordshire.