Our ultimate purpose at Bedfordshire Police is to protect people
and fight crime together. Our staff, our officers and our army of
volunteers and Specials work extremely hard day in and day out to
keep Bedfordshire safe, and as we face increasing demands from the
emerging threats of complex crimes such as CSE and Cyber Crime at a
time when budgets are reducing, policing has never faced such
This is why we must work smarter. Having a clear understanding
of force operational and strategic priorities will help us to do
that and will support delivery of an effective and efficient police
Our day to day priorities are of course influenced by the
demands placed upon us and using the THRIVE model helps us to
prioritise response to ensure that we can put the protection of
people (safeguarding) first.
The documents on the left – all of which are one-pagers for ease
– provide clarity around the strategic direction of the force,
making clear what we want to achieve and where we must focus our
efforts. All officers and staff will make a direct contribution in
some way towards delivering these plans and everybody across the
force should understand them and support their delivery.
Equally as important is the need to understand and live by Our
Leadership Charter and Our Force Values and Principles, which helps
us to deliver a legitimate police service and create a culture that
we are proud of as ‘Team Bedfordshire’.