Officers, staff and members of the public celebrated for long service and acts of bravery

  • Police officers, staff and members of the community were recognised at a Long Service and Chief Commendations ceremony on Tuesday 2 August at Bedfordshire Police Headquarters in Kempston.

The event acknowledged the outstanding work and bravery of those who work for the force. The event also marked the long service of eight police officers and staff who started their careers more than 20 years ago.

Two officers who rescued a vulnerable woman from the river in Bedford were among those commended for their bravery.

Chief Constable Garry Forsyth also presented commendations to seven further officers and members of staff for their bravery and tenacity. Commendations were also presented to three members of the public who displayed incredible acts of bravery and lifesaving intervention.

Two officers and a special constable were awarded a Royal Humane Society Certificate for helping save the life of a female and a man during two separate incidents.

Chief Constable Forsyth said: “It is always a great pleasure to be able to present Chief Commendation’s and Long Service medals to our officers, staff and even members of the public.

“During the ceremony we heard of incredible acts of bravery from our own officers and staff as well as from members of the public.

“I would like to thank the families of our officers and staff for their continued support, as well as the public for their incredible acts of bravery.”

If the actions of these officers inspired you to join policing, they are actively recruiting police officers and have several roles available.