When I was seven-years-old a group of older boys racially abused me telling me among other things to “go back to my own country”, but I was born in England and have lived here all my life.
They made me feel like I shouldn’t be here and it was deeply upsetting to both myself and my family.
You may recognise our Special Constable Susanne Majer from
one of the 24 Hours in Police Custody episodes. Susanne wrote a blog to share her experience as a Special Constable and a member of the Bedfordshire Police Force Contact Centre staff.
Every day you put that uniform on and start a shift, you are making a difference in the community, you may end up helping someone in a difficult situation or even save a life.
It is a job like no other – even if we only do it in our spare time!
We carried out a weapons sweep on Monday; the force has been carrying these out this year as part of Operation Sceptre, our response to knife crime, but ours focussed on Bedford town centre in the run up to the River Festival at the weekend.