Major Crime Unit success

Monday, 16 July, 2018

The Major Crime Unit for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire has secured 3,000 years of sentencing since it was established, as the Joint Protective Services (JPS) team celebrated the work officers have carried out in this past year.

The unit has responsibility for the investigation of major crime across the tri-force area. The 3,000 years of sentencing has accumulated since the team was set up six years ago to investigate murders, attempted murders, stranger rapes, crimes in action and manhunts following fatal road traffic collisions.

The Major Crime Unit is in turn part of the tri-force JPS team, which is highlighting the tenacious work undertaken by officers and staff in the last financial year (2017/18). This includes casualty reduction on our roads, denying criminals the use of our roads, offenders brought to justice for horrific road collisions, hundreds of arrests and seizures of drugs and cash, leading the way in forensics and training officers in specialist skills.

ACC Paul Fullwood, who is in charge of JPS, said: "The nine specialist teams working within Joint Protective Services are, on a daily basis, providing the highest levels of specialist policing services to the three counties. I am proud of them, and proud to serve in this role alongside colleagues in the three forces to make our counties even safer. Protecting the public, keeping people safe and supporting victims and their families is truly at the heart of what we do, and will continue to do."


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