Three new Bedfordshire Police Twitter accounts have been set up so members of the public and other organisations can see the work the force is carrying out in specific areas of police work.
Sergeant James Hart has set up @bedshatecrime to highlight how the force is tackling hate crime. He said: “I’ve set up the Twitter account to help increase awareness of hate crime and it’s impact on victims. I also want to highlight the good work of everyone at Bedfordshire Police and our partners that work tirelessly to keep people safe. We need to build confident communities that feel comfortable in speaking out against discrimination. Hate crime is terrible and damaging and we all have a responsibility to put an end to it.
PC Ed Finn has set up @BedsNorthResp to give an insight in to the day to day role of a response officer, what type of incidents he attends, sharing successes and providing crime reduction advice where appropriate. PC Finn said: “I thought it would be interesting for the public to see what we deal with on a daily basis to get a real insight into the world of policing.”
Detective Constable Rebecca Breed will be tweeting from @bedspoliceCMIT. She is a detective working in the Beds Police Child Sexual Exploitation and Missing Investigation Team (CMIT) and aims to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and highlight the work of CMIT.
She said: “Tackling CSE is a key priority for our force, and one of the ways we can do this is by raising awareness of the topic, including the signs to look out for and where someone can go for further help. We know that both young people and their parents use social media regularly so hopefully us having a presence on Twitter will help to further highlight the issue of CSE.”