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From the Chief Constable

Hate crime can destroy lives and causes real fear to victims and witnesses.  It can stop people living and enjoying their everyday lives making them fearful to leave their homes.  Hate crime affects the whole community.

Our message is a positive one.  People who suffer with or who have suffered from hate crime are not alone.  Victims can talk to specialists to get the help and assistance they need.  The police can and do prosecute hate crime offenders in Bedfordshire. 

But we can all do more, and the value of this strategy is in partnership working across all agencies in preventing, educating and tackling hate crime along with supporting those who are suffering. 

You are not alone.  We encourage you to report what has happened to you.  When you are ready there are people waiting to help and support you, please talk to them.


Colette Paul QPM BA (Hons), Chief Constable Bedfordshire Police
Olly Martins, Police and Crime Commissioner, Bedfordshire



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