We help the victims of stalking

Our Victim Engagement Officers (VEOs) are specially trained members of police staff who are there to support the victims of domestic abuse, and that can often including stalking.

Stalking behaviour is most often about the coercion and control by one person of by another and has been linked to some of the most serious crimes we can deal with, including murder, sexual offences and domestic abuse. Continue reading

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I had hit rock bottom

I confided in colleagues. I didn’t know what to do anymore. I didn’t know how to fix my relationship.

I had been hiding how I felt for months. It was getting too much. I was struggling to function and it was affecting my work as well.

I had hit rock bottom.

I felt so desperate.

I thought about ending it, I thought it would solve everything.

I felt at the time it was my only way out.

But fortunately I was thrown a life line when my colleague eventually found me.

Despite me knowing what had happened was unacceptable, I thought it would get worse if he got into trouble.

I felt concerned and worried; I can’t judge his mood or what his actions might be.

Even with friends and family for support I was afraid. I was nervous.

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Targeted and subjected to abuse simply because they were disabled

PC Ryan Chandhar
PC Ryan Chandhar

I was assigned to the case of a disabled family who were subjected to harassment and verbal abuse from their neighbours for a number of years.

We found often find victims of hate crime do not feel confident in reporting continued abuse.

This family, who all have disabilities, were reluctant and scared, but a family member came forward to Bedfordshire Police on their behalf.

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