Answering your calls this Christmas

Our Force Contact Centre does not stop nor slow down for Christmas and New Year. Our staff will continue to work hard to make sure you are safe this festive time.

Inspector Gareth Coombs will be Oscar One on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, working 6am to 6pm.

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“I will see my children on Christmas Eve at my mum’s house – where I still get a stocking, even at the age of 39! Continue reading

“Police career is what you make of it”

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PC Esther Carroll joined Bedfordshire Police in 2002 and has committed her policing career to protecting vulnerable victims of domestic abuse, honour based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. She has received two Chief Constable’s Commendations for her Forced Marriage investigations and a ‘True Honour’ award by the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Right Organisation.

Esther is retiring this month and she took some time to reflect on her incredible career and contribution to the force.

Before I joined the police I tried a number of career paths, Although they weren’t what I was looking for in my life, the experience definitely helped me with being the best police officer I can be. Continue reading

“I’m running to raise money to support child victims of crime.”

I’m a runner anyway – I haven’t started running because of the marathon. When I stopped smoking years ago I joined a running club, and haven’t looked back.

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The London Marathon on 28 April will be my eighth marathon but my first time running London – my first was Edinburgh and I absolutely hated it, I just wanted to finish and was determined to do better the next time! Continue reading