Invite to join police on the crime-fighting frontline

Police are investigating the thefts
Police are investigating the thefts

People are being invited to get to know their local bobbies better by joining them on police patrols.

From the end of this month Bedfordshire Police is opening its ‘ride along’ scheme to the general public in a bid to give people a taste of life on the crime-fighting frontline.

The chance to join officers is open to anyone aged 18 and above and sessions will usually last a minimum of four hours, during which time they can observe a range of police activity.

Chief Constable Colette Paul said: “I am delighted we will be offering these ride alongs which will open up a window on the world of policing. The scheme is not just about helping the public better understand the work that we do. It is an opportunity for us to learn from them too.

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