Date Published: 22/09/2020
On behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Police:
I hope you are all well and keeping safe.
Whilst demonstrating my genuine desire to listen to the local Bedfordshire communities, I would like to again, invite members of the African Caribbean community, for an online conversation with myself or my Chief of Staff regarding their experience with and thoughts on discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement. Having already held numerous conversations with members of this community, the responses received have been incredibly insightful and I look forward to hosting more.
As the voice of younger people is often unheard, I would also like to learn of their own experiences of Bedfordshire Police, more widely within the Criminal Justice system, in health, education, housing and other services, although capturing their personal experiences of policing is my priority.
Hearing your views is a priority for me moving forward across this year and I will compile a report of anonymous content to submit to the Force and other service and policy leaders at the end of the year.
My belief is, one to one conversations are more constructive and will give you a chance to speak openly and express yourself fully. However, I also invite you to join the conversation in groups of no more than three to participate in a conversation.
Please pass this email on to your communities and alert those who you feel may be interested in holding a conversation with my Chief of Staff or myself. Feel free to also add this to your local newsletters/leaflets etc.
The conversations will last for no longer than one hour and will be held via Microsoft Teams. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, these conversations cannot be held in person.
You can book in a conversation with myself from 9am – 5pm between now and December 2020, subject to the available time slots.
Please click the link below to book a time slot:
I look forward to speaking to you all.
PCC Kathryn Holloway
Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Police