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Our Chief Constable


Chief Constable
Colette Paul

Chief Constable Colette PaulColette Paul joined Bedfordshire Police on 1 July 2013 and brought with her a wealth of policing experience.

She started her career with the Metropolitan Police Service after graduating from Keele University and first walked the beat in Edmonton, North London.

Ms Paul soon progressed into the CID and spent a large part of her career as an operational detective, which included work within the Vice Unit, Murder Squad, and the Race and Violent Crime Task Force. She took a career break in 1998 to work for the British High Commissioner in Ottawa, Canada.

Nationally, she is the ACPO lead for International Affairs, Senior Responsible Officer for JOA Schengen, and vice chair of Media and Communications.

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