Police volunteer crime fighters are praised

Library image.
Library image.

Volunteers with the police force have dedicated more than 35,000 hours of their time to the fight against crime in the first six months of 2015.

Their contribution to Beds Police, which has included 236 arrests and the writing of 3,000 letters to speeding officers, has been praised by the force during this National Volunteers Week.

In total the force has more than 1,00 helpers, including police support volunteers, special constables, cadets, neighbourhood watch, speed watch and street watch scheme co-ordinators.

Superintendent Paul Schoon, the force’s lead for volunteering, said: “Volunteers are an essential part of the wider policing family, and the significant contribution they have made to Bedfordshire Police in the first six months of the year is remarkable.”

“Our volunteers are a vital addition to the force, bringing varied experiences, perspectives and expertise with them.”

To find out more visit www.bedfordshire.police.uk