Giving victims a voice

PC Richard Dawson is one of the force’s Specially Trained Officers (STOs), who is assigned to work with victims of rape and serious sexual assault.


Rich Dawson

We ensure the best care possible for our victims throughout the investigation, and any resultant court proceedings.

The way in which we deal with victims can make a world of difference to not only the criminal case, but to those who have had their lives turned upside down, and to how they go about their life afterwards.

It’s by no means easy, but I have to think what’s best for each of the victims, and what can I do that helps them take some control back in their life, and help manage their thoughts and feelings.

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“It’s just a burglary….. Isn’t it?

In April 2015, DC Dave Brecknock was assigned to investigate a burglary at a house on a country estate, just outside Luton. Little did he know the case would take almost four years to reach a conclusion. 

Dave tells us about the case, a story worthy of a Hollywood movie plot, involving antiques, fraud and collaboration with international law enforcement.

DC Dave Brecknock

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