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Criminal Justice Board

The Bedfordshire Criminal Justice Board sits at the centre of the Criminal Justice System in the county and aims to make sure Bedfordshire is working to keep safe those who live in, work in and visit the County.

The Criminal Justice Board brings together in partnership the chief officers and heads from each of the core Criminal Justice Agencies and has responsibility for the oversight and delivery of criminal justice services across the county. It covers the administrative areas of the unitary authorities of Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton.

Core Justice Agencies in Bedfordshire include Bedfordshire Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service, National Probation Service and Her Majesty's Prison Service.

Information about these agencies can be found using the links below or on the website using the link to local crime and justice.

The website has information about the police including your rights if arrested, types of crime, crime prevention; reporting crime and anti-social behaviour, going to court (including serving as a juror), help for victims and witnesses, sentencing, prison and probation; crime statistics; the judicial system and counter terrorism.

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