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Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police provides policing services to the county of Bedfordshire. The police force area covers 477 square miles in the south east of England. Although there are some areas of deprivation, Bedfordshire is generally affluent. Around 0.7 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the towns of Luton and Bedford. The resident population is ethnically very diverse, with 23 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by university students and the large numbers who travel through the county each year. The transport infrastructure includes a major airport.

Read more about this area

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Matt Parr is HMI for Bedfordshire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The force is in the Eastern region

Contact Matt Parr (e-mail address)

HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this force

HMICFRS independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

 

 

 

Key facts

Force Area

477 square miles

Population

0.66m people 13% local 10 yr change

Workforce

76% frontline
3.03 per 1000 population
10% change in local workforce since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person national level
Local 5 year trend National 5 year trend

Cost

36p per person per day local 51p per person per day national

Bedfordshire PCC

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Kathryn Holloway

 

Bedfordshire Police

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Chief Constable Jon Boutcher, appointed in June 2015

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