From the Chief Constable
Hate crime can
destroy lives and causes real fear to victims
and witnesses. It can stop people living and
enjoying their everyday lives making them
fearful to leave their homes. Hate crime affects
the whole community.
Our message is
a positive one. People who suffer with or who
have suffered from hate crime are not alone.
Victims can talk to specialists to get the help
and assistance they need. The police can and do
prosecute hate crime offenders in Bedfordshire.
But we can all
do more, and the value of this strategy is in
partnership working across all agencies in
preventing, educating and tackling hate crime
along with supporting those who are suffering.
You are not
alone. We encourage you to report what has
happened to you. When you are ready there are
people waiting to help and support you, please
talk to them.
Colette Paul QPM BA (Hons), Chief Constable
Olly Martins, Police and Crime Commissioner,
[ link to
Bedfordshire Police -
Report A Hate Crime