Further good news on Bedfordshire Police figures

  • Further good news on Bedfordshire Police figures

Information published by the Home Office yesterday shows that Bedfordshire Police now has a record 1411 police officers, with this being an increase of 134 since September 2019. This is the highest number of police officers in Bedfordshire in the last 20 years.

Commenting on the figures, South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous said, “It is excellent to see the increased number of police officers in Bedfordshire Police. As always, I will be taking a very keen interest in where these additional officers are deployed, and we do need to make sure that there is a fair coverage across the county with towns like Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and Dunstable and Houghton Regis receiving an appropriate share. I am looking forward to, in particular, the establishment of the new police hub in Leighton Buzzard once Bedfordshire Police have found a suitable location.”

Patrick Hamill, the local Independent candidate at the last set of Police and Crime Commissioner elections, told News Desk, “Absolutely delighted and look forward to the increased patrols in Houghton Regis.  It puzzles me why we needed the extra £10 on our council tax given the extra policing has already been in place.  Will they be increasing the number of traffic officers on our roads?  I will be asking this and other questions when I meet with them soon. ”