Around 160 young people took part in a community football tournament aimed at building better relationships between the police and the community.
Kick Off @ 3 is open to all and will see the six-a-side football competition take place alongside exhibitions and demonstrations from different agencies, charities and community groups working to keep young people safe.
Hundreds of teenagers have attended conferences organised by Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Unit (VERU) last week as part of a major drive to raise awareness about issues like knife crime and violence against women and girls.
More than 100 young people have engaged with a pilot project delivered by Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit.
Earlier this week we hosted dozens of officials at the Hat Factory in Luton on Wednesday (25 January), highlighting work and commissioned projects which have reached thousands of young people.
Last week saw the Bedfordshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), host their first-ever three-day conference alongside Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Unit (VERU), for year 9 students across the county.