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Policing in Bedfordshire

We are dedicated to "protecting people and fighting crime together".

We cover 477 square miles, serve a population of around 550,000 and employ in the region of 1,060 Police Officers, 756 police staff and 65 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).

We are also fortunate to have the support of many dedicated volunteers, including around 198 Special Constables, who play a major role in helping to police Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire is a county of contrasts and we work hard to provide a service which meets the needs of all sections of our extremely diverse community, where more than 80 different languages are spoken. We serve large towns with busy shopping centres and vibrant night-time economies, along with rural areas dotted with picturesque villages and hamlets.

The county's policing needs are enhanced by the fact Bedfordshire is less than an hour's drive from London and is home to London Luton Airport, which serves around ten million passengers each year, with flights to destinations throughout Europe and Tel Aviv in Israel.

Bedfordshire encompasses a huge transport network, which links London to the Midlands and Northern England. There are three M1 junctions in the area, the A1 and A6 run through the county and three main railway lines run services throughout Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire also regularly welcomes thousands of tourists thanks to attractions including Woburn Safari Park and Whipsnade Zoo and hosts events that draw people from far and wide, including Bedford River Festival and Luton Carnival.

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