As part of a week-long campaign to raise awareness of hate crime and its impact on victims, their families and communities as a whole, community crime officer PC Simon Day blogs about the skills he developed in teams such as CID and neighbourhood to tackle an escalating neighbour dispute. Continue reading
I have been called names by members of the public due to my ethnicity, the fact that I am Scottish and my religious beliefs.
I would be lying if I said it does not affect me; it does play on your mind and you realise that you are different.
But, there are various support channels available here at Bedfordshire Police, and I have managed to deal with these issues and not let them affect me in an adverse way. Continue reading
Sergeant Ben Dimmock is part of the force’s Crime Reduction Team, who work to understand local crime patterns and hold events across the county to advise residents and businesses on security and personal safety. Ben also plays a pivotal part in the force’s new Junior Police Squad scheme.
He talks about his experience with depression and how important it is to speak to someone if you are struggling. Continue reading