Increasing Bedfordshire Police funding warmly welcomed

South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous has warmly welcomed the extra £8.7 million awarded to Bedfordshire Police yesterday for the 2020/2021 financial year.

Andrew Selous said, “I am very well aware of how important law and order is to my constituents and I know how very hard Bedfordshire Police work to keep us all safe. There are so many new challenges they face from child sexual exploitation, county lines drug activity, increasing environmental crime and a large Involvement in dealing with mental health issues.

This additional funding will help them deal with these pressures as well as burglary, robbery and shoplifting as they continue to recruit more officers.”