Home security in Bedfordshire

Advice and help from the Bobby Van team

Older people over 65 can get a free security check and home improvements from the Bobby Van team, supported by the Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust, a registered charity. The Bobby Team can carry out a survey of your house to identify any vulnerable areas and where appropriate, improve the security with locks, door chains and viewers etc. We are also working in partnership with Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service and will fit smoke detectors.

The service is generally free, but as the Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust is a charity, donations of whatever amounts are always welcome.

The chances of an elderly person becoming a repeat victim of crime in the first six months after an incident drop from 14 per cent to just one per cent if they have had a visit from the service.

The Bobby Van service is for those people over the age of 65 and some vulnerable or disabled people. If you would like a visit from the Bobby Team, or would like more information about the scheme, please phone 01234 842619 or e-mail: bobbyschemebeds@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk