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Our purpose, culture,values and principles

As someone who is interested in joining Bedfordshire Police it is important you understand what we do, how we do it, and why.

Our purpose is protecting people and fighting crime together. We emphasise together, since it highlights that everyone has a part to play, regardless of whether you are applying to be an officer, staff member, PCSO, intern, Special Constable or volunteer. We are a team and working together with our communities and our partners is also crucial to the successful delivery of our purpose and our vision.

Our vision is to be a well-respected, high performing and efficiently run police service which is increasingly recognised as being an employer of choice. We like, where possible, to recruit local people, with local knowledge, so we can increasingly reflect the wonderfully diverse communities we serve.

Our values are very important to us and influence the way we think and work. As as POLICE service we are Professional, Open, Legitimate, Innovative, Collaborative and Empowering. Our culture is community-focussed, courageous in the face of challenge, flexible, proud and resourceful.

We were an early adopter of the policing principles and behaviours highlighted in the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics, so you will be expected to embrace accountability; selflessness; fairness and objectivity; openness and honesty; and respect and integrity.

Working for Bedfordshire Police is an incredible challenge, but incredibly rewarding too. The range of roles available in policing is vast and the opportunities are endless.If you think you are up to the challenge of delivering our purpose, our vision and our values, and share our passion for making a positive difference in society, we welcome your application. Good luck! 

Contact Recruitment

Tel: 01438 757777

Email: Recruitment 

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