Bonfire celebrations light the fuse for a busy weekend

I enjoy bonfire night and often take my kids to displays. But as a police officer, the Halloween and bonfire night periods are some of our busiest nights of the year.

This year we received our highest ever number of calls on Halloween, but thanks to the commitment of our officers and staff the night was peaceful and children got to make happy memories in a safe atmosphere.

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Reflections on a career during Black History Month

October is Black History Month and has been marked in the UK for more than 30 years.

It is an annual event to highlight and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the black community throughout the UK.

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From a nursery co-manager to police officer

I have changed my career and moved hundreds of miles to become a police officer with Bedfordshire Police, but the gamble has paid off.

I have been working in children’s nurseries previously for nine years, after I started as an apprentice at the age of 17 and worked my way up to become nursery co-manager. Then, after reaching where I wanted to and gathering a wide range of life experiences, the time was right to apply for the police and kick-start my new career. I’d thought about applying for a number of years, as the police has always been an attractive career option for me, as I consider my working style hands on and practical, with a caring aspect. Continue reading