We have launched Project Firefly to be that light in the dark; to give female residents better protection from all forms of male violence.
The operation aims to:
Provide dedicated officers in night-time hotspots of bars and clubs over weekends.
Train our officers and use overt patrols to stop opportunities for would-be offenders to commit violent and sexual offences.
Educate would-be male offenders and bystanders to misogynistic and abusive behaviours about the impact of their choices.
Work with partners to increase support to women and girls in Bedfordshire’s night-time economy.
Signpost ways for victims to report incidents and seek support.
Project Firefly’s approach is based on improving safety and confidence of women and girls in our county, while relentlessly pursuing those who commit the most serious crimes and engaging with and deterring those whose behaviour falls short of what is respectful and acceptable.
Where can I get help?
There is lots of support out there for women and girls in Bedfordshire.