Public Services Course Leader Martin Rawles accepted the top prize in a special Bedfordshire Police ‘Cohesion Awards’ as: Education Ambassador.
Over the past two years Bedford College has worked closely with Beds Police to help students fully understand the range of roles for officers. By building this positive route, a number have gone on to become police cadets.
Said Martin on receiving his reward from Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis said: “This has been a team effort by staff and students together with our associates in the police service.”
The Bedford College Group CEO Ian Pryce CBE said: “I am so proud we have won this award. Colleges are a force for good in their communities. Our team have worked hard to support cohesion.”
The Bedford College riverside campus has long-standing reputation for welcoming students from a wide range of nationalities who have made their home in the cosmopolitan county town. Since becoming an independent body two decades ago, the College has welcomed students who speak more than 100 different languages through its doors.
Meanwhile Public Service students at Bedford College have been in the front-line when it comes to campaigning against crime.
They produced six high quality adverts for Beds Police to use on regional radio in a campaign against those in the wider community carrying knives.
The Public Service qualification is aimed at preparing young people for life in the 999, emergency, front-line or uniformed careers.
The winners will be announced when voting ends on February 23rd.