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Last updated: 04 January 10:31
Specials recruitment for 2018 has launched today!
Special Constables are part-time, voluntary Police Officers with all the same powers as fulltime regular Police Officers. They come from all walks of life and join us for a variety of reasons. Becoming a Special Constable really is one of the most exciting and rewarding voluntary opportunities available!
Specials are out on patrol in the community, attending crime scenes, monitoring traffic, and making arrests. Most importantly, the Special Constables act as a safe, reassuring presence for the people of Bedfordshire working together to fight crime and keep the people safe. Find out more.
Greyfriars Police Station, Bedford has now closed.
Your nearest enquiry office is the new Lime Street Community Hub, Lime Street, Bedford which opened on Monday 18 December.
Opening hours are Monday-Friday, 9-5
‘Think you know the limits? Don’t drink and drive’ is the message motorists are being given by our road policing officers this Christmas and New Year.
Between December and the New Year, officers from our Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (BCH RPU) will be out in force targeting those under the influence of alcohol behind the wheel and want to plead with motorists to be sensible in their decision-making to get behind the wheel during the festive season.
Inspector Jamie Langwith, of our roads policing unit, said: “Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive so we are asking people to do one or the other. We advise if you’re drinking, even just one, don’t drive and arrange an alternative way of getting home.
“Drinking creates a feeling of overconfidence, makes judging distance and speed more difficult and slows your reactions so it takes longer to stop and therefore is a contributing factor to a majority of collisions and fatalities on our roads.
“We see first-hand the effect that ‘one more drink’ can have for people’s own lives and jobs but also that of their families and friends and in some cases their victims. If you are driving over the festive season, please don’t take the risk of having any alcoholic drinks.”
Find out more about drink driving.
To report a drink driver, call us on 101, or in an emergency, if lives are at risk, call 999.