Jonathan Behan, known as Jon, volunteers as a Special Constable with Bedfordshire Police alongside his day-job in insurance.
I had always wanted to be a police officer.
At the age of 13, I can remember running to the back door looking at all the police cars going past the house with their blue lights and sirens on.
Over the Christmas period we often forget about those working in emergency services who spend Christmas day responding to calls of help.
Inspector John Nichols and Acting Sergeant Louise Durkin are both working over the Christmas period for the north of the county. They will be on the team that responds to 999 calls.
Christmas will be a little different this year for Louise and her partner, also a response officer, especially with their 20 month old baby.
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