The conservative businessman triumphed in the county-wide CPC election held on Thursday, May 6.
Mr. Akinbusoye, 42, previously served as a special agent and ward counselor, in addition to contributing to a training and education program in prisons.
The new CCP said, “I [will] I am proud to maintain valuable relationships with advisers on local issues, MPs on national issues and to advise government ministers on issues ranging from drug policies to better support for victims of domestic violence.
“I also highly value speaking directly to the community and listening to their concerns.”
The CCP team is now working on the implementation of Mr. Akinbusoye’s upcoming police and crime plan, which includes the following commitments:
> Investment to bring “community policing” back to both urban and rural communities;
> Tackle drug trafficking, anti-social behavior and the causes of these crimes;
> Support the rights of law-abiding citizens to a peaceful life in our county and put the needs of victims first;
> Lead a multi-agency approach to early intervention and the fight against recidivism;
> Manage an open and transparent police zone.
CCP Chief of Staff Clare Kelly said, “My office hosted Festus on the first day as he took the commissioner’s oath.
“We have been working on his election pledges and will now begin the process of involving our partners, the Bedfordshire Police and especially the people of Bedfordshire, in the policing and crime plan that will be launched this summer. ”
Chief Constable Garry Forsyth said, “I am very pleased to welcome Festus into this role and look forward to working closely with him over the next few years.
“Bedfordshire is a vibrant county with fantastic communities but also really difficult and complex challenges and it is the commissioner’s role to hold me accountable for how the force approaches these issues to keep our residents safe.
Mr Akinbusoye added, “As I begin my engagements with residents and businesses, I will open up communication for full conversations on different platforms.
“Meet you where I can, live stream key events and share information on our new website
“I look forward to this challenge of being your commissioner, of getting things done.”
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This notice was published: 2021-05-13 19:20:20