These are the latest key facts about Bedfordshire Police.
About the force
Bedfordshire Police provides policing services to the county of Bedfordshire. The police force area covers 477 square miles in the south east of England.
Although there are some areas of deprivation, Bedfordshire is generally affluent.
Around 0.7 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the towns of Luton and Bedford. The resident population is ethnically very diverse, with 23 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by university students and the large numbers who travel through the county each year.
The transport infrastructure includes a major airport.