|Commissioner Olly Martins|
|Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner|
15 November 2012
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Born||17 December 1969
|Alma mater||University of Liverpool|
He is the first person to hold the post and was elected on 15 November 2012. and took the Oath of office live on air at a local BBC radio station. He has pledged that his office and staff will be less expensive than the old police authority.
Olly Martins lives in the High Town area of Luton, Bedfordshire. Martins spent eight years working for Victim Support in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, first as a volunteer while at University and then as a service co-ordinator. He is a serving member in the Territorial Army and was mobilised as a United Nations peacekeeper to Cyprus UNFICYP in 2011.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire
Commissioner Olly Martins was opposed to plans to outsource police services to G4S. On 29 January it was announced that the G4S plan involving three police force, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire had been scrapped.
The BBC Politics Show East described him as by far the most radical Police Commissioner in the region. He is calling for persistent offenders to be fitted with GPS tags on a compulsory basis so they can be tracked in real time.
In May 2013 Commissioner Martins appointed Colette Paul QPM as the new Chief Constable for Bedfordshire. Ms Paul was Deputy Chief Constable for South Wales police. She has said about the Commissioner, "Olly Martins is committed to improving policing, as am I, so we have a good working relationship already." 
The Commissioner is aiming to double the number of Special Constables in the Bedfordshire Police force.
|Candidate Name||Party||First Preference Votes||First Preference %||Second Preference Votes||Total Votes||Total %|
|Linda Jack||Liberal Democrat||11,205||13.6%||N/A||11,205||N/A|
|Kevin Carroll||British Freedom Party||8,675||10.5%||N/A||8,675||N/A|
The far-right British Freedom Party is now defunct.