Tackling gangs and gang related crime is a key priority for
Bedfordshire Police. We understand that it can be difficult for
young people to say no when being peer pressured into gang
activities, and we also know that once you’re in a gang, it can be
difficult to get out.
This section provides advice for young people
about what to do if you’re feeling pressured to join a gang, or if
you are worried for a friend who is in a gang, and advice for
parents and carers who may have concerns about their
We’ve also got some advice for those people who are in a gang
and who are looking to break free.
There are a number of organisations who offer help and
support for those worried or involved in gang related
crime, and you can also find out how to report a concern about gangs.
There can be a link between gangs and drugs, so we’ve also
provided some information about drugs.
Finally if you’re a little unsure as to what counts as a gang,
you can read our handy definition here.